Infectious disease specialists at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis provide advanced treatments for a wide range of infectious and immunologic diseases such as those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
Some of these treatment options include:
- Antibiotics: Antibiotics are generally reserved for bacterial infections since they have no effect on illnesses caused by viruses.
- Antivirals: Antiviral drugs are a class of medication used specifically for treating viral infections including influenza and herpes.
- Antifungals: An antifungal medication is one used to treat fungal infections such as ringworm, candidiasis (thrush), and more serious systemic infections including cryptococcal meningitis.
And, finally, a proactive and precautionary measure we can all take and encourage children to take in the fight against infectious diseases is to wash our hands carefully and frequently.