A 21-year-old female asked:
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can you have a second hsv outbreak in the middle of a 10 day valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure : Valtrex (valacyclovir) decreases the severity of symptoms. It is not a cure for herpes which is a lifelong illness. It is possible for a particular outbreak to get worse. The outbreaks can also get infected with bacteria as well. If it seems to be getting worse than schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor
Answered on Aug 9, 2016

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