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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can bactrim tablets get rid of genital herpes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bactrim: Bactrim would not be one of the drugs selected to treat herpetic infections.
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Genital Herpes is a viral infection and needs to be treated with an prescription antiviral such as Valtrex. Bactrim is an antibiotic and only treats bacterial infections. It cannot be used to treat Genital Herpes.
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