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A 26-year-old male asked:

i m suffering from herpes. dr. suggest me acyclovir cream & tablet. i read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. can i use antiviral with it?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Acyclovir: is an antivirus itself, take it as recommended by your doctor, that would help manage your condition
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bad news: Once you get herpes you have it for life. It is from a family of viruses well known for hibernating in your body (tissues) and recurring repeatedly. The cream is helpful for skin sores & the tablet is an antiviral which can fight it. There are some antivirals you can take long term to keep the breakouts to a minimum.

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