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Are They Working On A Cure For Herpes
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
Is taking antivirals every day considered a cure for herpes, or do the meds stop working after a few years?
Prevention not cure: Taking antiviral medication can decrease the risk of having a herpes outbreak but it does not cure or permanently eliminate the virus from your body. Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes. If a patient has frequent outbreaks then taking daily antivirals can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Once you get the herpes virus, you will always have it. There are periods of having symptoms when the virus is active & periods of no symptoms when the virus is not active. There are meds to help with the symptoms but will not cure it. Herpes can be spread even if you are not experiencing symptoms (ex rash). Always use condoms to prevent the spread of herpes to others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure; Yes help: There is no cure for oral or genital herpes, but antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. A primary care doctor can discuss the various treatments and prescribe medication. ...Read more
Ever?: The probability is that with the pace of scientific progress being what it is that this will happen someday. But like a vaccine for malaria the number of new problems that arise each time a hopeful candidate is tried, we learn more information about the basic science involved, so there is often progress without practical results. ...Read more
BHT: Butylated hydroxytoluene (bht) is a food preservative antioxidant. Bht is not a cure, but it will control the lesions. At the first sign of a breakout (red, itchy skin) take 2, 000 mg of bht (available over the counter) in divided doses each day until the lesions resolve. For more information, download the free e-book, "wipe out herpes with bht.". ...Read more
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