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I Have Hpv What Medicines Do I Need To Prevent Wart Outbreaks
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
I think I have HPV warts. I have had the first shot of gardisil. I want to know if Valtrex (valacyclovir) will help get rid of the warts?
What to do if I have genital warts(male) are there any treatments I can get myself with out going to the doctor?
No.: •Take the necessary precautions to prevent trauma to the area, which can result in bleeding. •Be careful to prevent transmission to a sexual partner. •Because the warts themselves are infectious, avoid touching them. Do not pick or squeeze the warts. Go see your doctor. There are medications and procedures available to eliminate them. ...Read more
I have genital herpes, do I need to be on medication to get rid of the outbreak, or can I do without meds. And it go away.?
Let me explain: There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may: help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak lessen the severity and duration of symptoms in recurrent outbreaks reduce the frequency of recurrence minimize the chance of transmitting the herpes virus to another. ...Read more
...: Using latex condoms decreases risk of getting herpes. You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: What do you mean that you "might" have HPV? Current abnormal pap smear? Previous one, now treated? Maybe past genital warts? If so, are they gone? There's no reason to mention a past HPV problem that's now gone. If you have an active infection, best to tell him -- but even then, probably no harm would come to him if infected. Every potential partner he might meet "might" have HPV. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with genital herpes. What am i prohibited to do or eat to prevent symptoms or skin breakouts?
Try to avoid stress: There aren't any foods or activities that are known to cause a herpes outbreak. However, living a low-stress life may help. That means eating the foods one can feel happy about eating, and doing the activities one can feel happy about doing. If needed, one can ask a primary care doctor for daily antiviral preventive therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx for HSV outbreak: For recurrent genital HSV2, it's usually most effective to prevent outbreaks with daily valacyclovir (Valtrex) or other anti-HSV drug. Oral herpes outbreaks (HSV1) usually aren't as frequent and can be treated with a single oral dose of valcyclovir. Oral acyclovir or famciclovir also are effective, but their creams or ointments help little. Diet and "natural" remedies like lysine are ineffective. ...Read more
Yes: When you have dated the person more than a few times and feel comfortable, that is the time to bring up the subject. ...Read more
Prevent STDs: Be sure your partner has had a blood test for HSV antibodies, and if positive, he should take a daily medicine like Acyclovir to reduce the risk of shedding and transmitting the virus. In reality, HSV is not as serious for fertility as other stds, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Always practice safe sex and be selective about your partners. ...Read more
HPV: Condom, while not perfect, because it covers only the penis, is the best protection availabe. Female condom, available over the counter, covers more body surface. ...Read more
No.: It is an abnormal skin growth. It will not go away with time, it has to be removed with medications, or skin procedures that can de done in the doctor's office. ...Read more
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