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A 45-year-old female asked:

Is there any thug i can use to sooth an outbreak of genital herpes?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Treatment & preventn: Herpes is often a recurrent disease and during acute outbreak, early use of antiviral such as valtrex/famvir can shorten the course and reduces severity. Topical Lidocaine can ease the pain, rapidly. Unfortunately, the current medications can treat, but cannot cure herpes. If frequent recurrence, i advise getting suppressive treatment. Protect yourself and others! consult doc. Good luck.

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Can I have genital herpes but haven't seen an outbreak?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes u can: Esp if a recurrent infection, some women cam carry tehheirus on thier cervix it will show up with a herpes culture, and on the vulva you can have herpes without having lesions, it can be mistaken for a vulvar yeast infection somnetimes, but if u do a culture it will show herpes or sometimes I have seen herpes and yeast at the same time.
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Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

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GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them.

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