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Is abreva good for genital herpes?

Is abreva good for 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.

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Which works better for genital herpes carmex or abreva? ..

Which works better for genital herpes carmex or abreva? ..

Neither: Neither of these will work well for genital herpes. The best option would be to call your doctor for a prescription for an anti-viral medication, such as valtrex (valacyclovir).

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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?

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?

Possibly: If you are shedding virus at the time, I would expect it to transfer easily. Using a condom might provide a level of protection, but even then it might pass.

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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?

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.

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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.

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What are symptoms of genital herpes?

What are symptoms of genital herpes?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination.

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What can be signs of genital herpes?

Sores or cuts: Usually will appear as open cuts or sores. Any questions, please see your doctor.

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Herdox is it good for genital herpes?

Herdox is it good for genital herpes?

Nope, useless: Any cream or ointment may help herpes lesions feel better. To that extent, Herdox might help a little. But it has no ingredients active against herpes and does not speed healing. Don't waste money on it. The only effective treatments are the anti-herpes drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, and only by mouth; the ointments don't work well.

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How is genital herpes generally spread?

Direct Contact: Genital herpes is essentially spread by direct contact with an infectious area. It is so common primarily due to its ability to infect another even in the absence of any sores. So, that means that genital herpes can be spread even if you or your partner don't see any sores - orally or genitally. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce, not eliminate the risk for asymptomatic transmission.

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What to do if I may have genital herpes?

Get medically: Evaluated so that you know. Hold off with having sex with others until this is sorted out. Take care.

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In what way is genital herpes transmitted?

Transmission: Most cases of genital herpes are due to herpes simplex virus -2 (hsv-2). Hsv -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. The herpes simplex virus-1 can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact.

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Could innactive herpes cause genital herpes?

Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding.

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What should you do if you have genital herpes?

Antivirals.: If you have active disease you should be on an antiviral (valacyclovir, famciclovir) to control the outbreaks and minimize the chance of transmitting it to others. Make sure any sexual partners are aware of the situation and always wear condoms.

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What are the first symptoms of genital herpes?

Often none or delay: May have some stinging on urination. May develop visible genital "warts". Women may have a vaginal discharge or pain with sex.

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What are the different causes of genital herpes?

What are the different causes of genital herpes?

Herpes simplex virus: Herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv). Hsv 1 is the main cause of genital herpes, while hsv 2 causes cold sores. Herpes zoster causes shingles. All are contagious as long as sores (lesions) are present even of they are healing. Avoid contact, or sharing body fluids, or using glasses and utensils used by someone with active herpes.

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What should I do if I think I have genital herpes?

Get checked!: If you think you have an outbreak of herpes, get checked out by your primary doctor asap. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, it makes subsequent outbreaks less frequent and not as bad. Good luck!

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I was wondering what are the complications of genital herpes?

Scarring: Genital herpes can have several concerning complications. One thing to do is consult with your dermatologist to discuss the frequency of your attacks to help treat you best. Read more here: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/herpes-simplex.

Herpes (Definition)

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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

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