A 47-year-old member asked:
what to do if i have genital herpes, what to use for treatment?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with your: physician about antiviral medications.
Answered on Jul 19, 2014
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends....: The standard drugs are valacyclovir (Valtrex®) or acyclovir (Zovirax® and generics), sometimes famciclovir (Famvir®). The need for suppressive treatment (to prevent outbreaks and reduce transmission risk) often depends on virus type: little need for most cases caused by HSV1, but usually a good idea for HSV2. See a doctor for professional advice, and testing for HSV type if not yet known.
Answered on Nov 29, 2014
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