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Famvir Herpes Viruses Agent
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
Have HHV-6 (herpes virus 6) IgG ratio of 1:80. 25 yo M immunocompetent. Started Famvir (famciclovir). Anything else I can do to recover? Anyone familiar with this?
No: You are on anti-viral medication. Rest and drink plenty of fluids, ...Read more
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?
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
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
Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?
Does being on famciclovir prevent one from catching colds or viruses? I am on 250mg 2x day and will be for a very long time. I am on enbrel (etanercept).
Genital herpes itching topical remedies beside steroids containing topical agents which made the lesions grow?
Steroids will not: work on herpetic lesions. You must get anti-viral drugs from your doctor ...Read more
...: 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
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
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