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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Antivirals, such as Acyclovir or valacyclovir, can be used to treat herpes infections in the eye. If it is on the cornea (keratitis), you can use ora ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye MD: There are medicines that can quiet down the infection and inflammation and preserve the vision but the virus will probably always be there and can fla ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: There is no hard set duration for side effects of valacyclovir. There are many people who tolerate it just fine for months/years because they need to ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Herpes: Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prev ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
13 years experience Dentistry
Hard to prove: Herpes is such a common viral infection that has an initial infection and then lays dormant until you are stressed, tired, too much sun.....Initial in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You either have it or you don't.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Possibily: Some people with intact skin develop herpetic whitlow after touching herpetic sore, others don't. There is no way to tell who will get it. If you wash ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not ne ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
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Contagious: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually not serious: Usually not serious at all -- for most people it becomes an inconvenience more than a serious health problem. The biggest problem for many is stigma a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Herperviridae: Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varice ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not really...: The way you ask the question, I assume you mean some sort of chronic neurological problem. The answer is a definite no; HSV doesn't do that. Recurrent ... Read More
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