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What do i do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. it itches so bad.?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Oral meds: If you are infected with herpes the best option is an oral antiviral - zovirax, valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir. Treatment shou, d be 7 days. If attacks are frequent that long term suppressive therapy is needed.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
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Feb 8, 2012
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Don't scratch: There are antiviral medications which can be given for genital herpes, as well as topical preparations which may relieve the pain and itching. These outbreaks seldom last much longer than 7-10 days and should resolve shortly.

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