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My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn.Please tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?

My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn.Please  tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?

Herpes: Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prevent recurrence. The initial treatment is usually 10-14 days depending on findings under the eye microscope. ...Read more

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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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Is there a cure for herpes virus infection in eye..If yes how?

Is there a cure for herpes virus infection in eye..If yes how?

See eye MD: There are medicines that can quiet down the infection and inflammation and preserve the vision but the virus will probably always be there and can flare back up with excessive ultraviolet exposure, fever, etc. See an eye md. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take ?

How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take ?

Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases. ...Read more

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I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?

I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?

Possibly: Prevention for recurrent herpetic infection for the eye has been demonstrated in the herpetic eye disease study (heds) which showed that oral antivirals (acyclovir) at a low dosage for an extended period of time does lower the risk for recurrence significantly. Please see your eye doc or a cornea specialist who will be able to help you with this. Also keeping a strong immune system is important. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Is there a cure for herpes virus infection in eye..If yes how?

See eye MD: There are medicines that can quiet down the infection and inflammation and preserve the vision but the virus will probably always be there and can flare back up with excessive ultraviolet exposure, fever, etc. See an eye md. ...Read more

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My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn.Please tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?

Herpes: Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prevent recurrence. The initial treatment is usually 10-14 days depending on findings under the eye microscope. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Went to the doctor and they said brother has herpes emplex virus infection. What is this and will it remain for life like other herpes?

Went to the doctor and they said brother has herpes emplex virus infection. What is this and will it remain for life like other herpes?

Yes: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more