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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
23 years experience 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
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No creams work well: No topical treatments (ointments, creams, etc) work well against herpes. Any moisturizing cream may help make lesions less painful as they heal, and a ... Read More

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience 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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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Need oral treatment: You should be on oral treatment with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir. The anti-herpes creams are not effective. See a doc ... Read More
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience 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 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do a herpes culture: Culture of the lesions, if the culture is + , it means herpes, if it is negative, it does not necessarily mean you do not have herpes , but, then you ... Read More
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes treatment: Those treatments have no effect on genital herpes; if herpes is the cause of your symptoms, you should not expect these things to help. Check back wit ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please call your gyn: Or go to an urgent visit center as the best is Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and there are script anti herpes ointments u can also use put the pills wo ... Read More
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