Antiviral Medicine

Antiviral Medicine

Some viral infections can be treated quickly when the proper treatment is given early on. At Sagebrush Dermatology, Dr. Li offers antiviral therapies to properly address your infection. 


Antiviral Medicine

What Is Antiviral Medicine?

Antiviral medicine helps your body fight off viruses that cause disease. Viruses are different from bacteria in the sense that they grow and multiply only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses have receptors that allow them to attach to healthy cells in your body. Once a virus enters a host cell, it can hijack the cell and force it to create more viruses. Antiviral medications can stop this process and end the viral infection.

How Does Antiviral Medicine Work?

Antivirals work differently depending on your particular infection. They typically operate in three different modes, each of which helps your body overcome infection. Antivirals either:

  • Block viral surface receptors so viruses can’t enter your cells.
  • Boost your immune system and help it identify and target viral infection.
  • Prevent the virus from reproducing.

Find Antiviral Treatment in Mesa, Arizona

A virus can cause a host of unwanted skin problems. If you are struggling with a viral infection, we can develop a treatment plan for you. Get in touch with our team at Sagebrush Dermatology today by filling out the form below or calling our office at 480-681-DERM (3376).

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