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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes
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Dr. Asha Kamnani
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Acyclovir cream is used for oral herpes. It is not useful for genital herpes. You need to take acyclovir by mouth for genital herpes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to d ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acyclovir: is an antivirus itself, take it as recommended by your doctor, that would help manage your condition
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bad news: Once you get herpes you have it for life. It is from a family of viruses well known for hibernating in your body (tissues) and recurring repeatedly. T ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This is sort of a: Confusing issue. Herpes simplex 1 virus causes most of the cases of oral herpes. However, sometime herpes simplex 2 virus can be spread to oral area. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral Acyclovir !: Genital HSV 2 infection is best treated with oral Acyclovir 400 mg every 4 hours five times daily for 10 days to decrease viral shedding time and if t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not an HIV treatment: You have misunderstood something you have found in your online searching. Acyclovir is indeed one of the main treatments used for herpes (HSV infectio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms from oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Zovirax (acyclovir): Side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) can include: hallucinations, psychosis, encephalopathy, seizures, coma, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, angioedema, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Blood tests: To see if has immundeficiency disorder and diabetes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Technically yes...Depends on the amount of viral shedding.

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