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Jul 26, 2003

Dr. Wohl,

Is Vfend available with prescription and will it effectively alleviate the boil on my ass that is the size of Arkansas.


Response from Dr. Wohl

Dear Danny,

Vfend (vorconazole) is an antifungal drug that is approved for use in the US and is indicated for the treatment of unusual fungi such as aspergillus, a germ that can cause disease in those with very serious immune deficiency.

As to your ass, it is unlikely that this is caused by a fungus, although if you tend to sit in your birthday suit on moist soil for extended periods of time, it is a possibility.

More likely is that this boil is caused by a bacteria and antibacterial drugs plus or minus a good (professionally perfromed) lancing might do the trick.


CD4's:wild ride
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