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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Antiviral agents: Standard treatment of herpes type one virus infection consists of antiviral oral medications like zovirax or Valtrex (valacyclovir) and applications o ... Read More
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Mostly heals by self: 29 year old female want to know best treatment for Herpes Virus 1. HPV1 has no cure but usually heals without treatment. It appears as cold sore on ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Unclear : The treatment of postherpetic neuralgia is difficult and needs to be individualized.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Combination of drugs: There is no one best treatment for post herpetic neuralgia.It is treated with pain meds from non narcotic to opoid(narcotic)pain killers.Antidepressan ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: There are no definitively effective therapies. Sometimes Gabapentin and its cogeners may help, application of capsiacin containing creams or lotions ... Read More
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Post herpetic: Post herpetic neuralgia is a very painful condition that can occur after an outbreak of shingles which is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus usual ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Medications: You can take famcyclovir or valcyclocir by mouthto have an outbreak heal faster. If you get out breaks very commonly you can take either of these two ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends...: ...on initial infection or recurrent outbreaks, treatment goals, and other factors. For longstanding infection, valacyclovir or acyclovir by mouth are ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Anti-herpes drugs: Acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. Of the three, valacyclovir is the most convenient because of its dosing schedule. If herpes outbreaks occu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Antiviral : Antiviral medications such as acyclovir, valacyclovir can be used for treatment of an acute herpes infection and can be used daily to prevent transmis ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Genital herpes: Herpes is a viral infection. After initial infection as the blisters go away, the virus goes into "hiding" in a nerve cell. It can come out again, pa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
Anti-virals: Herpes can be treated with anti-viral medications like acyclovir, valcyclovir, famcyclovir (etc). These vary in dosing regiments and cost. The bene ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
?: What treatment are you asking for? The herpes or the boils?

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