AfterOurs Clinics - Colorado
AfterOurs Clinics - Colorado

Monkeypox

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Our commitment to delivering exceptional patient care extends to addressing emerging health threats, such as Monkeypox. Our medical team is ready to provide comprehensive information and support to our community.

Monkeypox Overview

Monkeypox, a longstanding viral illness originating in Africa, has recently emerged in various locations across the United States, including Denver. Primarily transmitted through physical contact, the virus extends its reach through skin lesions, kissing, or sexual contact.

Symptoms

Early symptoms include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and headaches. Fevers typically precede a rash by one to two days. The rash evolves from small blisters to scabs over two to four weeks. It’s imperative to note that monkeypox symptoms may resemble those of other diseases. Consequently, testing becomes crucial for accurate identification or exclusion.

Treatment

Monkeypox typically resolves on its own without the need for intervention. However, individuals with compromised immune systems may require hospitalization as part of monkeypox treatment. Vaccination is available by appointment through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, offering additional protection for those with recent exposure.

Prevention

Preventive measures play a pivotal role in managing monkeypox. It includes covering lesions, wearing protective clothing, and using masks in public until medical professionals a thorough evaluation. In confirmed cases, isolation is recommended, along with avoiding item-sharing and maintaining meticulous hygiene until all lesions, including scabs, have healed.

Contact Us

AfterOurs Urgent Care stands ready to offer evaluation and testing for those suspecting monkeypox or exhibiting related symptoms. Swift action, such as wearing protective clothing and isolation, is important in curbing the spread of the virus. Contact us today for medical assistance.

Additionally, we encourage individuals to contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for vaccination appointments. Adhering to recommended preventive measures and Monkeypox treatment until a complete recovery ensures the well-being of individuals and the community.