Treatment of Infectious Diseases

There are a number of different treatments available to help prevent and manage infectious diseases. We will work with you individually to create a specific prevention or management plan based on your specific needs. Treatments may include the use of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals or anti-parasitics.


Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and have absolutely no effect on viral infections. Antibiotics are grouped together in classes similar to types of bacteria. Certain antibiotics are more effective with certain "families" of bacteria. We carefully manage the use of antibiotics as an overuse of them can produce a resistance to their effectiveness making bacterial infection more difficult to treat.


Antiviral drugs are used to treat certain viruses like AIDS, Herpes, Influenza, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Not all viruses are susceptible to treatment with antivirals.


Fungal infections are very common in people with weakened immune systems and can affect the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, as well as the lungs. Antifungal drugs are used to treat severe fungal infections.


Anti-parasitics are often used to help treat certain diseases, including malaria, which is caused by parasites. While many parasitic infectious diseases have been effectively treated with anti-parasitic drugs, some parasites have developed a resistance to the drug.