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Monkeypox Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • See a healthcare provider if you think you have monkeypox. Testing is recommended to help prevent spreading the disease.
  • OTC pain medications, rest, and drinking plenty of fluids can often help relieve mild symptoms, like flu-like symptoms and a small rash.
  • Isolate at home to prevent spread of the virus.

When you may need a provider

  • If you have moderate to severe symptoms, including severe pain or large rashes.
  • It is best to have an in-person visit to get the rash looked at, especially if testing is recommended.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER or call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Extremely severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • A lot of vomiting or you can’t keep fluids down due to vomiting
  • New area of hot, red, or swollen skin

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