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Doc told there is a spot on cornea which will go away in 2 weeks.but i am scared as there is no improvement for 5 days now.prescribed herpes ointment.

Doc told there is a spot on cornea which will go away in 2 weeks.but i am scared as there is no improvement for 5 days now.prescribed herpes ointment.

Cornea: This requires careful follow-up by an ophthalmologist and if progress isn't being made, I believe in consulting a cornea specialist at least for a second opinion. Corneal damage can lead to glaucoma as well as visual difficulties. ...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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What is treatment fir herpes. R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

What is treatment fir herpes.  R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

Genital HSV Rx: The safest treatment for herpes simplex virus infection is Acyclovir wh/requires a prescription from your doctor. Once infected, however, you never 'cure' hsv it is only made latent (dormant) unfortunately, topical Acyclovir is no more effective that vaseline in treating hsv. For oral cold sores, abreva has shown efficacy in decreasing the duration of symptoms however no studies on genital hsv. ...Read more

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How long can herpes live in things like ointment things like that, that stay warm and wet?

How long can herpes live in things like ointment things like that, that stay warm and wet?

Not at all: Herpes is not transmitted through oils, ointments, creams, etc. Most such products contain preservatives that kill viruses. But even if not, it is rare that enough virus survives to permit transmission. It's best to avoid sharing such products with other persons, but the risk is low even if it happens. I really wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is there any ointments I can use for genetal herpes ?

Is there any ointments I can use for genetal herpes ?

Yes and no: Ointment to treat or ointment to make it feel better. Zovirax (acyclovir) is a topical antiviral that can shorten length of the outbreak. It may work best w/ 1st episode. Care must be taken not to rub & spread. A local anesthetic gel may ease pain associated with urination. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lesions?

No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes. ...Read more