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Can you get rid of genital herpes

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bactrim: Bactrim would not be one of the drugs selected to treat herpetic infections.
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
No: Genital Herpes is a viral infection and needs to be treated with an prescription antiviral such as Valtrex. Bactrim is an antibiotic and only treats b ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can't: All you can do is control outbreaks with anti-viral meds & staying healthy and your immune system strong. Sorry.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
No cure yet!: Once infected, the virus remains in the body for life. Recurrent infections (outbreaks) may occur from time to time, especially in times when the imm ... Read More
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
A few days?: It can take a few days for it to calm down. There's no way to fully get rid of herpes all together. The medicines are only temporary. If you get freq ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may: help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak lesse ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Even without treatment, the lesion would resolve itself in 2 weeks time like it never happened. However, if you obtain medicine for it and start taki ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: There are three oral anti-herpes medications available for treatment. Your physician can easily provide you with the appropriate treatment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes: Your doctor should prescribe an antiviral, like valcyclovir for the herpes. The fishy odor may be related to an infection called bacterial vaginosis, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Another infection : A fishy vaginal odor is not due to herpes. It is likely you have bacterial vaginitis or trichomonas. See your doctor for an examination.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir: Oral Acyclovir can help to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate the frequency of recurrences of symptomatic disease, and may to some extent protect y ... Read More

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