In the 1970s, we got MRIs, laser eye surgery, CT scans, and antiviral drugs.
No effective antiviral drugs had been developed as of 2004.
antiviral agents licensed in the UK.
However, antiviral drugs for treating herpes viruses, including acyclovir or valacyclovir, should not be administered within 24 hours of Varivax, because these drugs can reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Children who are severely ill may be given antiviral medications, such as ribavirin, which is thought to shorten the length of illness and decrease its severity.