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How Long It Takes To Clear Up Genital Herpes With Valtrex
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
W/ genital herpes, a gyno said take 500mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day forever to protect my partner; another said taking it my whole life is bad. What to do...?
I'm taking azitomycin for chymidia at the same time can I take fluconazale if it's a yeast and I take daily valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpes so my question is RDs three medication safe to take at the same time?
Prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak — ok to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?
It depends: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is to prevent outbreaks to protect you from them and your sex partner. You may still be infectious even when there are no symptoms of an outbreak yet. If you have been monogamous, the same sex partner, it may not be necessary to take it. Have them tested and discuss with your doctor. If you are abstinent, no, you don't need to take it, realizing you could have an outbreak. ...Read more
I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, i also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.
No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin. ...Read more
Can a person with genital herpes donate blood or plasma? No outbreaks and currently on Valtrex (valacyclovir)
I was diagnosed with genital herpes 10years ago. I stopped taking valtrex (valacyclovir) for 4months and blood test came back negative. Could I not have herpes?
Not wise,,,: Although there's no noted contraindication to doing this, it's generally not a good idea to drink alcohol with any drug, especially large amounts of alcohol that can affect the metabolism and concentration of that drug, and increase side effects. Having said that, it's unlikely that a glass of wine or small amount of alcohol would be significant, unless it is a major contraindication for the drug ...Read more
Whst is the next line of treatment for genital herpes if u have an outbreak while on a 10-day regimen of valtrex?
Other medications: There are multiple anti-viral medications available nand others can be tried when one does not seem effective. See your doctor if you continue to have symptoms. ...Read more
What are the chances of giving my partner genital herpes if we use protection and I'm on daily suppressive therapy of Valtrex (valacyclovir) and I have no symptoms?
It's still possible: The CDC says the only way to avoid STDs is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Outbreaks can occur in areas that are not covered by a condom so condoms may not fully protect you from getting herpes. Also, Valtrex (valacyclovir) does not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Herpes infections are contagious and it is possible to infect other people even while you are taking with Valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
My little sister recently came back positive for genital herpes :/ my stepmom seems to think it's a false positive since she's had chickenpox. Is that possible? Should she begin Valtrex (valacyclovir) asap?
Herpes: This is not likely to be a false-positive test, but rather simply that your mother is unwilling to admit that her little girl is sexually active. Whether she should be treated depends upon the recommendation of the doctor seeing her, but this should not be your mom's decision. They could both benefit from your concern and interest. Good luck. ...Read more
I have genital herpes and I ran out of valtrex (valacyclovir). If I follow up with my doctor can they prescribe more Valtrex (valacyclovir) for me?
I am taking pennicillin due to being sick however just noticed I have broke out with a genital herpes area can intake my Valtrex (valacyclovir) to?
On valtex (1000 mg daily) for genital herpes, does that affect my wbc and if so would my wbc go lower or higher taking valtrex (valacyclovir), my 4 norm wbc count?
I am being tested for genital herpes today, just started valtrex today. My story is complicated though. Started 5 days ago. 1St diagnosed w UTI, then yeast, then told bactrim did not work for uti. Today had another exam & told possible 1st herpes outbreak, a
Sounds like herpes: Typical story for initial genital herpes. I hope your genital sore(s) were tested for HSV by PCR or culture (PCR is best). If positive, make sure the virus is typed, i.e. HSV1 or HSV2, which is very important in predicting future course, need for ongoing Rx, and preventing transmission to partners. If herpes, symptoms should start improving soon on valacyclovir (Valtrex). Get partner(s) checked. ...Read more
I recently been diagnosed with genital herpes I have a huge open sore on my vaginal lip the doc gave me Valtrex (valacyclovir) but its not helping with the pain i can?
Pain meds: An acute attack of herpes can be very painful, especially with an open sore. Aside from the tenderness of the sore itself, like any sore anywhere on the body, salty urine will burn and sting. Try urinating in the bath and use a blow-dryer rather than toilet paper or a towel to cleanse yourself. Ask your doctor for pain meds. This will pass in about a week and Valtrex (valacyclovir) will help. ...Read more
1 to 2 weeks: 1 to 2 weeks for healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Herpes simplex: This is highly variable, as is the duration of active lesions. If they are not going away within a week or two of disappearance of the symptoms, check with your doctor and have them examine these. ...Read more
2 to 12 days, but--: If someone hasn't been exposed to herpes before, it may take about 2 to 12 days to have an outbreak once exposure occurs. However, a person can become infected without showing any symptoms, becoming a carrier. In this case an outbreak may never occur, or perhaps it will happen many years later. ...Read more
How long does an outbreak of genital herpes to clear up without medication? I was told that mine was too advanced into the outbreak for medication.
Two weeks.: First episodes usually last a few weeks. Recurrent episodes are generally shorter. Meds don't shorten these periods by much and must be started early in the course to be effective at all. ...Read more
Unfortunately,: "Herpes is forever" is all too true. On a brighter note, it can be successfully suppressed with anti-viral drugs, either with each flare, if infrequent, or with long-term suppression. Since herpes lesions compromise the integrity of skin/mucous membranes, it puts you at greater risk for acquiring hiv. Thus, always use protection & practice safe sex. See pcp for rx for anti-viral meds. ...Read more
How long it takes the primary infection for the genital herpes to heal in woman? Dose it crust in peel?
Herpes simplex: Primary infections are generally more severe than recurrences and may last up to 10-14 days, although have seen cases more prolonged than that. Yes, it will crust and scab over as it heals. Do not scrape off the crusting. It will heal in time. ...Read more
If you gave genital herpes on penis, and receive oral sex will that person contract herpes? If so how long will it take to show up
Likely your partner : Will contract oral herpes whether there are active lesions. Symptoms may appear within 7-10 days from time of exposure. http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html http://www.Ehow. Com/about_5102051_herpes-simplex. Html#page=6. ...Read more
Few days or...: A percentage of people that contract herpes never have an outbreak. Or they may become infected, and experience their first outbreak months or years after exposure. After initial exposure, some people experience flu-like symptoms, and within a few days begin to notice blister formation on the mouth or genital area. It truly varies from person to person. Could be a few days to a few years! ...Read more
Difficult to say:
Some people contact herpes and never have an outbreak. Some contact herpes and it may take years for some and months for others. Typically, it can appear in a few weeks. Here's a great link to information about herpes:
http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print. Html. ...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
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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