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Best way to keep gentian herpes symptoms from recurrence

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes simplex 1: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can ... Read More

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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes and none on the horizon as far as I am aware. If you have not had an outbreak then it is possible you may ne ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. J: Herpes virus persists in body. Oral herpes, cold sores are generally harmless. Genital herpes eruptions may be painful and require prescription drugs. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Moist herpes sores: Can easily become infected with bacteria or can lead to auto-innoculation on other parts of your body; so drying them is beneficial. Many remedies are ... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Treating the virus!: There are no available topical treatments for herpes simplex virus (hsv). There are studies looking at new agents (www.Clintrials.Gov for info) lesi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not have Herpes!: I am assuming you have herpes, since you would have not asked the question. Both type 1 and 2 herpes are not site specific, ie. Oral and genital types ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Can't get rid of OH: You can only treat the symptoms. Oral herpes is a virus that is permanently in your "system". Typically comes out when you are stressed, lack of sl ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: Have sex only when you do not have active herpes - or use a certain medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir).
A female asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
58 years experience Urology
No: When your partner has no visible lessions, it is safe to have sex and get pregnant. Danger is only when active lessions are present
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
See below: You can not get rid of it there is no therapy that is effective in curing you of herpes. However the symptoms that occur with this usually lessen wi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: What you describe are unlikely to be due to Herpes infection. The best way in which to check would be to unroof the lesions and obtain stains and vir ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Soap and water: Keep it clean with gentle soap and water.

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