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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: While there are no medications that cure herpes, there are medications that can help decrease the outbreaks and the severity of symptoms. There are antiviral pills (ie. Valtrex) and creams(ie. Zovirax) that can be helpful. Also some otc meds such as abreva and l-lysine may provide some benefit for both oral and genital herpes. ...Read more
Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is in medication to treat his herpes?
Lesions there say no: Herpes infectious in all its forms (cold sores, genital and shingles/zoster) is contagious as long as the rash is present, and the sores are healing. Even with a condom, if lesions are present the chance of spread is high. Best to avoid even protected sex as long as male has any sores, new or healing. And caution as any contact such as oral sex can cause spread as well. ...Read more
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
This is 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
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