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Doctor insights on: Famvir Herpes Viruses Agent

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Is "fenvir/famvir antiviral" effective is curing/treating herpes virus? Is it safe to use?

Is "fenvir/famvir antiviral" effective is curing/treating herpes virus? Is it safe to use?

Famacyclovir: This medication is one of three medications used world wide to suppress herpes outbreaks, to heal from herpes outbreaks and to turn down the contagiousness of those infected who may be shedding herpes viruses through their skin. ...Read more

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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I've had herpes occassionally on my lips & nose for about 15 years. Now I'm taking Famvir(novartis) when I have the first symptoms, will it cure it forever?

I've had herpes occassionally on my lips & nose for about 15 years. Now I'm taking Famvir(novartis) when I have the first symptoms, will it cure it forever?

No cure: Herpes unfortunately won't go away. You are likely to have intermittent outbreaks indefinitely. Try to id a pattern to the outbreaks. Occasionally a precipitating cause can be id'd and avoidance prevents another. ...Read more

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Which is best for herpes: acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir?

All can work: All can work. Some experts feel the newer agents and especially valcyclovir are better, but each can help. The choice depends on several factors - how often someone wants to or can take the med, for example. The main issue is usually cost and whether one or the other is covered by insurance. If not coverage, Acyclovir is much cheaper. ...Read more

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Does famciclovir help prevent the actual spread of herpes?

Does famciclovir help prevent the actual spread of herpes?

Yes: Yes, drugs that treat or prevent herpes (acyclovir, valacycovir, and famciclovir) also reduce the likelihood that it will be transmitted to others. ...Read more

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I just finished a 6 day treatment (Famciclovir) for herpes zoster and i feel fine just small fatigue but i cannot smell or taste anything. how come?

I just finished a 6 day treatment (Famciclovir) for herpes zoster and i feel fine just small fatigue but i cannot smell or taste anything. how come?

Uncertain: Famiclovir has not been described to cause the side effects you are describing. 32 years is relatively young to be suffering from zoster. You should see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?

Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?

Not usually: Herpes infections can be treated with antivirals such as Acyclovir and valcyclovir, but to really have an impact need to be started within 72 hours. Any later and the symptoms are really not effected much at all. ...Read more

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Could herpes test detect the virus if its type i or ii?

Yes: Laboratory tests can be used to diagnose herpes simplex virus. A dna blood test (blood, lesion, spinal fluid) can be used ; will differentiate hsv1 ; hsv2.Blood is used to detect hsv antibodies. A viral culture can be done w scraping of a lesion. ...Read more

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Is there a virus that causes symptoms similar to herpes 1 & 2?

Is there a virus that causes symptoms similar to herpes 1 & 2?

...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donovanosis. Non-infectious causes can include fixed drug reaction and behcet's. A visit to the doctor can help determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If I have herpes and give someone oral am I automatically spreading the virus?

Maybe.: If you have active herpes blisters near your mouth, yes, probably. If you don't have any active lesions, possibly (that is controversial). Your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe one of several antiviral medications that will decrease the chances of spreading the virus. ...Read more

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Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Having : Herpes Simplex Virus is not generally not medically disqualifying for military service. However : "Current or history of genital infection or ulceration, including, but not limited to herpes genitalis (054.13) and condyloma acuminatum (078.11), if of sufficient severity to require frequent intervention or to interfere with normal function, is disqualifying." ...Read more

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How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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What is a mouth virus that has similar symptoms as herpes?

What is a mouth virus that has similar symptoms as herpes?

Coxsackievirus: Coxsackievirus is associated with oral ulcers (herpangina) as herpes simplex would be. Sometimes, it can present with the "hand foot and mouth presentation". ...Read more

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What to do if i'm experiencing hearing loss due to herpes virus?

What to do if i'm experiencing hearing loss due to herpes virus?

Hepes hearing loss: Herpes simplex infection is known to cause hearing loss in adults and in the new borns.In a dutch study they found that a combination of Prednisone and Acyclovir was able to reverse some hearing loss induced by hsvvirus in animals but study has not been done in humans.But that combination may be tried by some to reverse the hearing loss ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Famciclovir (Definition)

Famciclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more