A 33-year-old member asked:
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i have genital herpes, do i need to be on medication to get rid of the outbreak, or can i do without meds. and it go away.?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 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 lessen the severity and duration of symptoms in recurrent outbreaks reduce the frequency of recurrence minimize the chance of transmitting the herpes virus to another.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018

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