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Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Treatment but not a: Cure. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...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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Why don't doctors test for genital herpes or genital warts unless symptoms are shown?

Why don't doctors test for genital herpes or genital warts unless symptoms are shown?

Lot of positives: Genital herpes cultures and wart biopsies (if needed) are often obtained when you have an actual lesion. They guide if you need treatment and confirm diagnosis. Blood tests can identify if you have had exposure to herpes (genital or oral) as high as 80% of americans can test positive by blood tests without symptoms. You dont treat history of exposure. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?  Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with herpes 1 almost year ago. Ishherpes 1 known as genital herpes. Herpes 2 indeterminate. is pregnancy risky. Would I need ssection?

Diagnosed with herpes 1 almost year ago.  Ishherpes 1 known as genital herpes.  Herpes 2 indeterminate.  is pregnancy risky.  Would I need ssection?

Genital herpes= HSV2: Generally, genital herpes is associated wth HSV-2; cold sores is generally caused by HSV1. It is important to tell your doctor if you have sores in or around the vagina because it can be a source of infection to your baby. Based on their evaluation, they can tell if you will need to deliver by C- section. ...Read more

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Does acyclovir have any other uses beside treating herpes?

Does acyclovir have any other uses beside treating herpes?

Yes: Although 10x more effective against herpes simplex, it can also be used for the varicella-zoster virus, and is much less active against cytomegalovirus. It can, therefore, be theoretically used in those situations, but not generally recommended. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to valtrex (valacyclovir) suppressive therapy for hsv 2 outbreaks? What are the physical triggers of outbreaks? Weightlifting?

Are there any alternatives to valtrex (valacyclovir) suppressive therapy for hsv 2 outbreaks? What are the physical triggers of outbreaks? Weightlifting?

Recurrent herpes: Acyclovir (Zovirax (acyclovir) and generics) and famciclovir (Famvir) also are available, but valayclovir (Valtrex®) usually is best. Oral HSV1 outbreaks are often triggered by local injury (e.g. sunburn) or other infections (hence the names "cold sore" and "fever blister"). But there are no well documented triggers of genital HSV2 outbreaks, either physical or psychological; outbreaks are random. ...Read more

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Is there permanent cure for herpes simplex and genitals?

Is there permanent cure for herpes simplex and genitals?

Herpes: Nope. There is no cure. There is coming in the future hopefully a vaccine to prevent and possibly a vaccine process to suppress the viral shedding of those infected. ...Read more

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Have wrong info. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Have wrong info.  Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate.  How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. ...Read more

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What are topical relief measures for herpes simplex blisters?

What are topical relief measures for herpes simplex blisters?

Essential oils: Like tea tree or lemon balm oils can speed healing and relief. Homeopathic rhus box can also help. I have had great success with a chinese herbaceutical called schmoove. (ww.Franzcenter.Com is one place to see it) aloe may offer some relief as can topical zovirax (acyclovir) (a prescription form your doc). ...Read more

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What are signs of genital herpes vs folliculitis?

What are signs of genital herpes vs folliculitis?

Sx hsv 2: Symptoms could include dysuria, tingling and burning, with or without eruption of blisters, or painful ulcerations. ...Read more

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Is Domeboro useful for treatment of genital herpes blisters?

Is Domeboro useful for treatment of genital herpes blisters?

Symptoms: It may help with easing the pain or itching but will not treat the herpes. You need anti-viral medication for that. ...Read more

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How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is more practical than culture for ascertaining active infection. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for genital herpes?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Is there any cure for genital herpes?

No: No complete cure at this time. Medications can suppress the virus and limit outbreaks and even decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine for herpes genitalis?

Is there any homeopathic medicine for herpes genitalis?

Yes, several: Herpes genitalis has some helpful conventional treatments, and also multiple homeopathic ones. To find the homeopathic medicine most applicable to you, a comprehensive homeopathic assessment is needed first. Natrum muriaticum, graphites, sepia, silica, thuja, and petroleum are a few -- each has a very different clinical picture. (hence the need for personal visit.) http://tinyurl.Com/mleqwyo. ...Read more

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How effective is Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv? What's the update regarding the disease? Any home remedies once an outbreak is shown either for HSV 1 or HSV 2? Thnx

How effective is Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv? What's the update regarding the disease? Any home remedies once an outbreak is shown either for HSV 1 or HSV 2? Thnx

Very effective, yes: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is very effective for treating hsv outbreaks but, like all rx's, is not a cure. Some people with hsv almost never get outbreaks, some get them frequently- the most important factor is your immunity. Healthy diet, stress reduction, a good mulitvitamin & immune-boosting herbs like andrographis &medicinal mushrooms like reishi can help. My favorite home remedy is lemon balm. See comment:. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for genital herpes?

Are there effective natural treatments for genital herpes?

No: Genital herpes is a virus that is not curable but it is treatable with medications. There have not been over the counter medications shown to be effective in its treatment. ...Read more

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