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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?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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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