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can bactrim tablets get rid of genital herpes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bactrim: Bactrim would not be one of the drugs selected to treat herpetic infections.
Answered on Oct 6, 2020
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Genital Herpes is a viral infection and needs to be treated with an prescription antiviral such as Valtrex. Bactrim is an antibiotic and only treats bacterial infections. It cannot be used to treat Genital Herpes.
Answered on Oct 6, 2020

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