Can acyclovir treat staph infection?

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Another odd question. Acyclovir is an antiviral drug used to treat common viral infections like cold sores, here simplex, herpes zooster, shingles etc. Staph infections are a bacteria infections that will require antibiotics to treat not antiviral drugs like acyclovir.

Can acyclovir treat staph infection?
Can acyclovir treat staph infection?

Here are some examples of staph infections


Boils, which are infected hair follicles or oil glands.

Impetigo, a common very infectious skin infection in children that causes blisters.


Toxic shock syndrome.

Endocarditis (infection in the lining of the heart)

Osteomyelitis (infection in the bone)

Septic arthritis.

Food poisoning.

All these staph infection listed above can only be treated with antibiotics like penicillin, vancomycin, levofloxacin , ciprofloxacin etc and not with acyclovir.

Final answer:

Acyclovir is antiviral drug and can cure bacteria infection like staph infection. See a a medical doctor who will prescribe appropriate antibiotics for your staph infection after it has been confirmed from a blood, urine, stool, or sputum culture.

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