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is savlon good for genital herpes

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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Docosanol is an antiviral medication used to treat cold sore infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Docosanol shortens the healing time and th ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not so good: Docosanol (Abreva) has little if any effect against herpes outbreaks. It somewhat inhibits the virus in the lab, but has little benefit in shortening ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Not an approved tx: I would ask myself a basic question. Would you want to have sex with someone who was using a natural treatment for herpes rather than a proven scienti ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope, useless: Any cream or ointment may help herpes lesions feel better. To that extent, Herdox might help a little. But it has no ingredients active against herpes ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
Exam and blood test: A blood test can tell if you have antibodies to HSV 1 and/or HSV 2. If positive, you have HSV in your nerve roots, but both viruses can be either ora ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
No help from lysine: Take valtrex (valacyclovir).
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Lysine: Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Lysine has antiviral effect ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
38 years experience Gynecology
Herpes???: Genital herpes typically present as a cluster of small lesions that are very painful. Itchiness is not typically a symptom of herpes. They are painful ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
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STD and cold sores: A cold sore on the face is mostly a herpes 1 infection. Herpes 1 and herpes 2 can cause infection genitally and around mouth area. The viruses are t ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes infects nerve: Herpes infects the nerve root, so although it seems you could cure it by cutting- u might actually make the problem worse if u have a future outbreak ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: You are taking all possible precautions. You can probably lose the boxers, though...
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