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A 21-year-old female asked:

Pregnant with herpes. having really bad outbreaks. taking two valtrex (valacyclovir) a day and its not helping! what can i do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Pregnancy Herpes: Please speak to your obstetrician about pregnancy/delivery plans if having bad herpes outbreaks while on valtrex (valacyclovir).
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How long does it take for genital herpes outbreak to clear up when taking valtrex (valacyclovir)?
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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For an initial (primary) infection with multiple blisters or sores, it will take several days, even a week or more. For recurrent herpes, improvement should begin within 1-2 days and complete healing in a week or so. For frequently recurring herpes, the best approach usually is continuous treatment with Valtrex to markedly reduce outbreak frequency and risk of transmission.
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Prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak - ok to to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Whst is the next line of treatment for genital herpes if u have an outbreak while on a 10 day regimen of valtrex?
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Can I take terbinafine if I take valtrex . Will taking terbinafine cause me to have a outbreak if I have herpes?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
They can be taken together. Terbinifine does not cause herpes outbreaks.
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Last updated Jul 18, 2013

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