A 45-year-old member asked:
Could genital herpes come back?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
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Dermatology 32 years experience
Herpes: Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier. There is no cure only control.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Does genital herpes always come back?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No.: The virus will always be in your system, but some people with herpes have no idea they have it because they never had a "flareup" or outbreak. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, then it decreases the severity and frequency of subsequent outbreaks, and some people never have an outbreak again. But the virus is still there.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2015
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