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How do I afford herpes medication without insurance?

How do I afford herpes medication without insurance?

Important ideas. . .: Find a neighborhood doctor and establish a long-term relationship (easier done when one has insurance). Most docs will continue to see a regular patient during temporary hard times, for just a few dollars. A new patient will likely need a minimum of $70, at a doc who serves lower income areas. The generic Acyclovir should be pretty cheap, and can be taken at the first sensations of a herpes rash. ...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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How can I get treatment for herpes without health insurance? What options are available and affordable to treat herpes?

How can I get treatment for herpes without health insurance? What options are available and affordable to treat herpes?

Acyclovir: You need a prescription but could possibly get it from your health department or from a low cost walk-in clinic at a low or reduced fee for the exam, but Acyclovir is very effective for treating and preventing both herpes i & ii. Most places that have low-cost generics provide a 30 day supply of the medication for $4-5 in the us. I know kroger & walmart both proveide 30 days for $4. ...Read more

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Herpes, can medication make it stop?

Herpes, can medication make it stop?

In time and number..: Medication should shorten the duration a lesion is present and the frequency they occur. ...Read more

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What medication do you take for herpes?

What medication do you take for herpes?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Valtrex (valacyclovir) is probably the best anti-viral medication for herpes, as it is taken twice a day, as compared to other medications that need to be taken 3-5x per day. It will help to suppress the viral shedding and make it less likely that you will pass the virus to your sexual partner. You should still avoid contact while having an outbreak in any event. ...Read more

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Got told i had herpes and II was put on medication but results came back clear, what happened?

Got told i had herpes and II was put on medication but results came back clear, what happened?

Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has a out brake and I don't why is that?

How  long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has a out brake and I don't why is that?

Resistance &Exposure: Like any other viral (or bacterial ) infection the host has to be susceptible to the infection and the exposure must occur in a place that harbors the infections (mucous membranes for example) Some people develop antibodies to certain infectious agents and therefore when exposed never contract it. Herpes lasts 7 to 14 days as a natural course. ...Read more

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If I reacted badly to a couple herpes medications, what other treatments exist?

If I reacted badly to a couple herpes medications, what other treatments exist?

What medications?: The standard drugs for herpes are acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir. Side effects are rare with all of them, and it is especially rare to "react badly". They are among the safest drugs that exis, for any medical condition. Most likely you can continue the same treatment. Contact the doctor or clinic that prescribed the medication to discuss your symptoms and the best treatment. ...Read more

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If someone is on medication for shingles how much of a risk are they in catching herpes?

If someone is on medication for shingles how much of a risk are they in catching herpes?

Herpes and new info: There is no way to honestly or correctly answer this. But, one would assume the risk is lessened while on this medication, but it not more than 50% lessened. One is still at risk for getting infected, even on medication. Remember the new rules: every sexually active adult needs the herpes blood tests to know their status. One can be infected without knowing it because no sores occurred. ...Read more

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Should i take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Should i take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Up to you: Its not essential that you treat an out break. As you know the medicine will not cure the infection. It could shorten the duration of symptoms though. ...Read more

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