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Abreva Genital Herpes
Herpes simplex: Docosanol is an antiviral medication used to treat cold sore infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Docosanol shortens the healing time and the length of time symptoms are present and is now approved by the fda for treating cold sores on the face and lips. Do not know if the carrier will irritate genital tissues. You could try a tiny area first. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
I have been using abreva. I have gotten cold sores before. I was just curious if I were to give my boyfriend oral, would he get genital herpes?
What's the chance of getting genital herpes if i went down on a guy when i had a cold sore, but been treating it with abreva for 2 days before oral?
Herpes: First you can only get genital or herpes type two if the person you were with has it. You having herpes one or 'oral' herpes has no relevance here. You can give him herpes by this act if he does not already have the oral form of herpes. And yes, the reason we do not use 'oral' or "genital' anymore is because you can get these viruses where ever you are exposed. ...Read more
If I have HSV2 on my lips, should I treat it like a cold sore (using abreeva) or like genital herpes when it comes to remedies?
Abreeva: Abreeva is inexpensive and easy. Apply 5 times daily for 5-7 days. You will be just fine. ...Read more
Yes: While there are no medications that cure herpes, there are medications that can help decrease the outbreaks and the severity of symptoms. There are antiviral pills (ie. Valtrex) and creams(ie. Zovirax) that can be helpful. Also some otc meds such as abreva and l-lysine may provide some benefit for both oral and genital herpes. ...Read more
...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more
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