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How can I treat genital herpes?

How can I treat genital herpes?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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How can I treat genital warts?

How can I treat genital warts?

Meds or destruction: There are some home treatments that you may use by prescription. The two best that i like are Condylox (podofilox) Gel or veragen gel. At the office i prefer to treat genital warts with both liquid nitrogen and the pulsed dye laser. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital herpes during pregnancy?

How can I treat genital herpes during pregnancy?

Antiviral medication: You may use the standard antiviral medications commonly used for herpes treatment while you are pregnant. If you have had frequent outbreaks you may use them prophylactically throughout pregnancy. If you do not have frequent outbreaks they are usually prescribed during the last month of pregnancy to avoid an outbreak at the time of delivery, to allow you to have the option of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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How can I treat a male genital rash?

How can I treat a male genital rash?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): It will treat fungus and yeast. Also use diaper cream to protect sensitive skin. If it persists see a doctor for more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital sores/lesions right away?

How can I treat genital sores/lesions right away?

?STD?: To determine the correct treatment, the cause needs to be identified. Recommend medical evaluation to determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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How can I treat warts?

How can I treat warts?

Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a variety of means - surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, topical prescription medications. If they are causing problems, more aggressive treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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How can I treat my anal warts?

Topical or destructi: Treatment is based on the number and extent of the warts. A proctologist should check to see if there are internal verrucae and treat. If they are only external one can use topical treaments including veregen, (sinecatechins) or another agent. Screening for sexually transmitted disease should be done as well. ...Read more

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How to treat genital warts?

How to treat genital warts?

Go see your doctor.: It can be removed with medications, or surgical procedures that can de done in the doctor's office. •Take the necessary precautions to prevent trauma to the area, which can result in bleeding. •Be careful to prevent transmission to a sexual partner. •Because the warts themselves are infectious, avoid touching them. Do not pick or squeeze the warts. ...Read more

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How I can differentiate genital folliculitis from genital herpes?

How I can differentiate genital folliculitis from genital herpes?

Clear fluid: Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle and there will be small pustules or redness around the hair follicles. Herpes is not just around the hair follicles and usually is a small blister filled with clear fluid and a surrounding red base. ...Read more

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I have thrush or genital warts, how can I treat this?

I have thrush or genital warts, how can I treat this?

So...: Thrush is a fungal infection of the oropharynx and is treated with anti fungal medications. Genital warts are viruses that cause a characteristic proliferative skin lesion at various sites of the body. They are generally treated with cryotherapy, topical medications or physical removal by excision/shaving techniques. ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital herpes/ warts?

How to know if I have genital herpes/ warts?

Get examined: Easy. You visit a doctor or clinic for examination and perhaps testing. ...Read more

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How can I prevent herpes?

How can I prevent herpes?

Abstinence,contracep: Use contraception or abstain from sexual intercourse with an individual known to be exposed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have genital herpes or chancroid?

You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

Rx and OTC: You may have to take a prescription antiviral medication if you experience regular outbreaks. While we aren't exactly sure why outbreaks can be more frequent, we think that avoiding certain triggers like excessive alcohol, fatigue, sun exposure, and stress might help. Two otc supplements that might help lower outbreaks (but not transmission) are l-lysine and lauricidin. ...Read more

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How can I treat syphillis?

How can I treat syphillis?

It should be treated: By a medical provider. Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. Follow-up testing is recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a genital herpes outbreak?

What can I do to stop a genital herpes outbreak?

Several ways: There is only so much that can do. For an acute event valtrex (valacyclovir) 3 times a day. If your getting the infectiions very frequently..Then going on valtrex or Acyclovir every day will be the best bet. Unfortunaly the only way to ensure no outbreaks is not to get it in the first place. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat genital herpes?

Antivirals oral med: Treat outbreak as needed. Start treatment within the first 48-72 hours (even after 5 days). Some need supressive "daily " therapy: for frequent recurrence (i.E, >10 outbreaks per year) or if partner hsv ii negative. It reduces recurrences by 80%, and reduces transmission risk}. ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more