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How long does it take for genital herpes outbreak to clear up when taking valtrex?

How long does it take for genital herpes outbreak to clear up when taking valtrex?

Everyone isdifferent: If you start the medication right at the first sign of an outbreak(tingling/burning/pain/feverish) you have a better chance of a quick clearing. Usual time frame for the blisters to turn into scabs and then the scabs to heal is 5-12 days. ...Read more

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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Prescribed Valtrex bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak - ok to to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?

Prescribed Valtrex bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak - ok to to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?

It depends: Valtrex 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

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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, clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

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, clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

Immunosuppressed: Your recovery may be hampered by some of the medications you take as well as some of your other medical conditions. You should see an infectious disease specialist to ascertain you are taking the proper medications given your complex medical history. ...Read more

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Is Valtrex only for genital herpes?

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

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Can a person with genital herpes donate blood or plasma? No outbreaks and currently on Valtrex

Yes and no: When it comes to herpes patient donations, the american red cross and fda suggest that blood donations be deferred for one month after an active outbreak of the virus. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes 10years ago. I stopped taking valtrex for 4months and blood test came back negative. Could I not have herpes?

I was diagnosed with genital herpes 10years ago. I stopped taking valtrex for 4months and blood test came back negative. Could I not have herpes?

Yes, it could be...: Yes, it could be, but at least it is nice to know you are free of herpes now by testing. Nonetheless, just live on with caution to attest: Life is a constantly changing & adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. More? Peruse Facts of Life-1, 2, & 3 by clicking the buttons on HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com ...Read more

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My little sister recently came back positive for genital herpes :/ my stepmom seems to think its a false positive since she's had chickenpox. Is that possible? Should she begin Valtrex 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

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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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

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