If bacteria cause a disease, treatment with antibiotics usually kills the bacteria and ends the infection.
Viral infections are usually treated with supportive therapies, like rest and increased fluid intake.
Sometimes people benefit from antiviral medications like oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu®).
Can an infectious disease be cured?
Many human illnesses are caused by infection with either bacteria or viruses. Most bacterial diseases can be treated with antibiotics, although antibiotic-resistant strains are starting to emerge. Viruses pose a challenge to the body’s immune system because they hide inside cells.
What are the two ways to treat an infectious diseases?
Infectious and Rare DiseasesBacterial infections can be treated by administering antibiotics to the patients. Yeast infections can be primarily treated by sterilisation methods. Parasitic infections can be treated by antiparasitic drugs. Diseases such as cancer can be treated by chemotherapy.
What are the 4 types of infectious diseases?
This article will focus on the most common and deadly types of infection: bacterial, viral, fungal, and prion.
What can we do to treat infection and disease?
Antibiotics and AntiviralsAntibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. They either kill bacteria or stop them from reproducing, allowing the body’s natural defenses to eliminate the pathogens.