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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Consider oral option: Regarding cream for genital herpes, you could try acyclovir (Zovirax). I would recommend oral preemptive therapy with acyclovir, famciclovir or valac ... Read More

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Be seen: There are several effective antiviral meds that can help. Above and beyond that, tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can help.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
See your doctor: There are very effective oral and prescription topical medications to tx genital hsv infections. See you doctor for proper treatment, it will be far m ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It could be: Burning, tingling, itchy - painful.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Barraza
40 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not scar.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!).
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
See doctor: There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, lik ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience in Dentistry
Herpes: Yes. Symptoms of itching or numbness can occur just before eruptions.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e ... Read More

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