More than half the parents follow "folklore" based cold preventing strategies to protect their kids such as giving vitamin supplements or asking them not to go outside, which are unsupported by scientific evidence. Parents must understand which cold prevention strategies are based on scientific facts and those which are not. While some measures are effective in protecting their children, others may not actually make any difference.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus infects humans, following which it becomes dormant. Later on, it can undergo reactivation, causing life-threatening complications, especially in persons with weak immune systems, such as patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant agent prescribed for treating severely active rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent transplant rejection in patients who received kidney transplants. It is also recommended to treat other autoimmune disorders.
Doxycycline is prescribed for treating bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, and ophthalmic infections. It is considered as an alternative drug of choice for actinomycosis and syphilis.