Monkeypox is a rare virus spread from animals to humans. It is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox but typically less severe. The main treatment should be focused on relieving symptoms.
Antibiotics may be prescribed to help prevent a secondary infection from bacteria. In severe cases, antiviral drugs may be prescribed to reduce the severity and duration of the illness.
Bed rest and fluids are also recommended. Other treatments that may be helpful include analgesics for pain relief, fever reducers to reduce fever, and ointments or dressings for skin lesions.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating a balanced diet and getting enough rest each night can also help the body to heal more quickly.