A 41-year-old member asked:
is there a treatment for genital herpes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No permanent treatment at this time. There are treatments to limit the outbreaks and risk of spreading the virus.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Oral antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect.
Answered on Jan 8, 2017
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