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what is the best treatment for genital herpes?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Anti-herpes drugs: Acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. Of the three, valacyclovir is the most convenient because of its dosing schedule. If herpes outbreaks occur frequently, it's better to use daily suppression with the same medications rather than treating each episode.
Answered on Jul 19, 2013
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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir: Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir are 2 antibiotics that can treat herpes.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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