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What can you put on herpes sores

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you reread your question and clarify. But, here is the latest on genital herpes. 90% of people infected wi... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow : It is best to follow the advice of the doctor who has actually seen the sores and thus has the best idea what is causing them. Presumably a herpes tes... Read More
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Steroid creams: Should not be used unless prescribed for a specific purpose. If you have lesions around your urethra you should see your physician for a diagnosis bef... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Wash hands: Cold sores are caused by hsv type 1. It is possible to transmit this to the vagina so washing your hands is important. Hsv 1 is less common on the gen... Read More
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Stop Picking !: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir). . Don't ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Herpes: I recommend that you consult a specialist in infectious diseases for accurate diagnosis and treatment of your mouth ulcers and epididymitis both of wh... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chenanswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not usually: Sores caused by herpes virus usually would cause some discomfort - burning, numbing, and/or tingling. If in doubt, I recommend seeing a doctor for eva... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Genitally,: Syphilis, chancroid and granuloma inguinale.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
LEVEL OF IMMUNITY: Breakouts are related to your immunity level. Most commonly occurs when your immunity is down, such as when you are stressed out or have an infection ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Week: Usually about 7-10 days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The PCR blood: test does not require you to have active lesions to diagnose.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: People likely swim in swimming pools while having new herpes sores, all over the world. Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be any news reports of outb... Read More

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