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Cream For Herpes
Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?
Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...Read more
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
It's possible: Sure, you can do that. It won't help the herpes eruption, though. Clotriazole treats fungus so, it would only be useful for a fungal superinfection of the rash. To treat herpes, you would need to use oral medication which is sometimes combined with topical soothing treatments. ...Read more
I'm looking for info for a friend on whether cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream helps herpes symptoms?
Not for herpes!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a steroid, which relieves allergic reactions and some kinds of itching, but should not be used on an infection, because steroids weaken the immune system. Putting Cortaid (hydrocortisone) on a herpes outbreak can make the outbreak spread. Abreva is an otc anti-herpes product which can safely provide pain relief and may lessen the intensity of an outbreak (sold for mouth, but okay for genital hsv too). ...Read more
Herpes treatment: Herpes outbreaks respond best to aciclovir and similar medicines, but these are usually only prescribed for severe or frequent flares. Although haemorrhoid cream is unlikely to cause harm , it's not very likely to help. A simple emollient may relieve discomfort and help healing ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers