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Acyclovir Cream Vs Ointment
Infection v. pain: Acyclovir cream is a cream containing an anti-herpes drug. It's sometimes used to treat cold sores, though it's less effective than oral anti-herpes drugs. Zostrix (capsacin) is a cream made from the active ingredient of chili peppers. It can be used to treat localized pain caused by herpes zoster (shingles). It works by killing nerve endings so that you stop feeling the pain. ...Read more
Is it ok if I will not use acyclovir cream if I am already using oral acyclovir to treat chickenpox?
I m suffering from herpes. Dr. suggest me Acyclovir cream & tablet. I read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. can i use Antiviral with it?
Acyclovir: is an antivirus itself, take it as recommended by your doctor, that would help manage your condition ...Read more
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No: Acyclovir is for the treatment of Herpes virus, and it is the treatment of choice of fever blisters (which are a form of herpes, not to be confused with genital herpes) Docosanol, if it has been effective for your blisters, then they are not herpes. But the two drugs are not interchangeable... ...Read more
Are cold sores different from genital herpes?Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.
Herpes: There are two herpes viruses. We now call them type one and type two. Cold sores, as you call them, are usually oral and herpes type one. That is at least 90% of the time to be true. But, herpes two, which is usually seen as 'genital' herpes, can be caught on the mouth as well and can also cause 'cold sores'. The best test is the blood test. There are three oral medications to treat and suppress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perioral dermatitis finished a course of oral antibiotic but nothing. Doc said could b viral.Given acyclovir cream.Oral acyclovir?Wat do u think?
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