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How to treat genital herpes

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meds and time: Genital herpes can be quite painful. Topical or oral pain medication will help, and oral antiviral medication can speed recovery. Suppressive treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the ou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Carter
39 years experience Urology
Treatable, not cured: Genital herpes is caused by various strains of herpes virus which are sexually transmitted. Once in the skin, it cannot be cured, and tends to cause i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Antivirals oral med: Treat outbreak as needed. Start treatment within the first 48-72 hours (even after 5 days). Some need supressive "daily " therapy: for freque ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
28 years experience Gynecology
Yes: While there are no medications that cure herpes, there are medications that can help decrease the outbreaks and the severity of symptoms. There are an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
HSV-2: Genital herpes can be diagnosed by a biopsy/culture of a lesion or a simple blood test. If you do not treat it, it may get painful, may worsen, and y ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Acyclovir: Acyclovir or valcyclovir are standard treatments. You should take them prophylactically during the last month of pregnancy to avoid getting an outbre ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Indications for capsaicin include both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain, pain associated with inflammatory joint disease and perhaps some pa ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Please see this link for some alternative therapies to prescription medication for genital herpes. http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/guide/alternati ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid contact/ RX: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners and between the mother and the delivering baby. The risk is greatest if the mom contracts primary ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Not Really: Anything available over the counter will only give temporary relief and only make it feel a little better for a short time. It is best to get prescrip ... Read More

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