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herpes on buttocks will zovirax (acyclovir) cream help?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to discuss options with your doctor. If you have outbreaks often, you may want to consider taking an antiviral drug every day. Doctors call this suppressive therapy. The oral medications are more effective.
Answered on Aug 31, 2013

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