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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If you have a herpes on your penis and have no medication or insurance is there anything you can put on it to make it go away faster?
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
Hi, I have herpes and been looking for doctor for help and i don't have money to afford a doctor.. What medication i can use?
No funds: Call your local planned parenthood or hospital with a clinic or see if the aca will put you in medicaid. ...Read more
I have herpetic stomatitis. Im not taking any medication because i can't afford. How long will it heal. I've had since last saturday. ?
Up to two weeks: Self limited disease so does not need medication. ...Read more
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
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
Can taking herpes medication when you may not have it be harmful or create a resistance if you should contract it ?
No: No. Resistance is not an issue. Side effects are rare ; never serious. ...Read more
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
Asked and answered: No. Medication is to treat sores.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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