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will herpes go away without medication

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes: Herpes is a cheonic infection with recurring episodes. If this lesion is new, you need to be evaluated by a physician to determine whether it is herpe ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Stanford
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: You need an antiviral medication. Spend the money to see an md and get the appropriate medication.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may: help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak lesse ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Need Rx if new: If a new infection with severe symptoms (multiple sores, sore throat, swollen nodes, etc), you need Rx ASAP with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cell ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begu ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Low risk: If the person is on medication to suppress herpes, that lowers your risk considerably. Remember also that oral herpes is usually caused by hsv-1, whic ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sharing Herpes: Yes. You cannot give herpes to your partner and he cannot give you herpes. You are already infected. You cannot get it again. He cannot get it again. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes and new info: There is no way to honestly or correctly answer this. But, one would assume the risk is lessened while on this medication, but it not more than 50% l ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can you clarify ;: Let us know which type of medication you are referring to?

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