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Ways to reduce herpes

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Not typically: Herpes does not reduce fertility, but can be transmitted to newborn during childbirth if mother has active infection during labor. Infertility is defi ... Read More

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Wilson
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
NSAIDs, opioids: First try high dose nsaids, such as Ibuprofen 800mg or Naproxen 500mg. If you are having multiple outbreaks each year, you may need to go on a prophyl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
HSV : It is well known that persons can shed the hsv virus when there are no signs of infection. Therefore, there is no way of knowing when one is shedd ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Winick
33 years experience Dentistry
L-Lysine.: L-lysine is an Amino Acid that is helpful. Also, avoid foods with arginine, like nuts and chocolate.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms from oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Recurrent Herpes: Herpes simplex virus is a virus that causes oral cold sores and gential herpes. Once you've acquired it, the virus remains dormant in nerve cell bodi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes risk: There will always be a risk. This risk will be less if you do not have an outbreak during sex and if you use condoms. The condoms is the most importan ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exposure/infection: Blood testing will determine wheter or not you have a sim[le exposure or an actual HIV infection- consukt your physician.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sorry, no.: These are entirely separate diseases and to my knowledge having one does not protect you from the other. Did your partner have, or suspect they had, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment available: There is no cure for oral or genital herpes, but antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams ... Read More

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