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Wanting to donate plasma again can I with herpes virus an high colestoral I do take acyclovir for treatmenT?
Plasma donation: Am not aware that a prior history of herpetic infection or hypercholesterolemia will disqualify you for donation. ...Read more
Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working
Diffuse Nerve Pain: Hello. Herpes Zoster doesn't typically work like that- causing diffuse nerve pain. It's typically very specific to one or two nerve distributions (dermatomes) on ONE side of the body. Acyclovir can cause diffuse muscle and bone pain. Topical lidocaine, oral gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. Are options to treat the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
Treatment for cebv? My dr. Moved back to france. Treatment 1g of zovirax (acyclovir) IV for 5 days. Lasted 3 ys 100%. Repeated 3 ys. Need find dr. To do drip!
What is the solution or treatment for recurrence of labialis sores (sometimes every month I get one to five at once) I use topical acyclovir for it?
Topical acyclovir: This formulation of acyclovir is next to worthless in shortening duration of lesions or preventing recurrence. It will reduce the risk of transmission of Herpes to others, but at the potential cost of creating resistance in your virus strain. Recommend you stop using this. You can use oral acyclovir salts. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing an allergic and severe reaction to acyclovir and Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles treatment. How do I treat this at home?
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
My doctor said I have hsv1&2 and gaved me acyclovir for five days but my treatment isn't up yet but I have another outbreak, how is that possible?
Troublesome herpes: Herpes is often triggered by stress - so I would try to find out 'what' is causing you so much stress and reduce it. Otherwise you will continue to have outbreaks. Acyclovir works but you have to take it FIVE TIMES a day - hopefully your doctor told you that. You have to drink alot of water with it too. You should get checked for other medical issues too that might make your body weak. Hope ur OK. ...Read more
Have painful sores on tongues. Ent said its herpes 1. Tried acyclovir for a month. ..Only helps temporarily. Any supplements/ other treatment?
I have these little bumps beside my mouth. They gave me treatment for genital herpes. How does that work? It's called zovirax (acyclovir)
Can starting acyclovir as a suppressive therapy trigger an outbreak? Haven't had an outbreak in months, but a dr suggested it.
Not usually: As an anti-viral, it is supposed to decrease viral load and decrease the chances of outbreaks. ...Read more
Aside from acyclovir, what are other recomended cheap anti viral oral mdicine to cure herpes zoster?
Go see your doctor: What's available depends upon where you live. Given that you're in philippines, you'll need to ask your doc since I'm only familiar w/those drugs available here in the states: acyclovir, Famciclovir & valacyclovir. Check out http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/0415/p2437.Html for more info. You want to start one of these within 72hrs of noticing rash. Post-herpetic neuralgia is complication of shingles. ...Read more
Can one take Acyclovir if one was administered Methotraxate to cure ectopic pregnancy? Can the Acyclovir interfere with the Methotraxate working?
They: Do not interfere with each other. Safe to take together ...Read more
"Prepackaged" drug: Valacyclovir is exactly the same as acyclovir, except there is an additional chemical structure stuck to it, that allows the drug to be easily absorbed in the digestive system. This additional structures is then cleaved off in the liver to acyclovir. In terms of achieving adequate levels of drug in the blood, it's just as good if not better than acyclovir. ...Read more