A 34-year-old female asked:
Due to misdiagnosis i began valaciclovir treatment only 6 days after onset of genital herpes symptoms. am i doomed to suffer till it clears itself up?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dermatology 19 years experience
Likely yes: Therapy is most effective when it starts within 48 hours of lesions outbreak / symptom onset. This will have to just run its course which may take 1-2 weeks.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2013
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