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Is Herpes Contagious Even If Your On Valtrex
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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
Crusted over: I would consider it contagious until it is dried up - usually a week ...Read more
Its been 9 weeks since herpes blister appeared on my lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious? Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for herpes
See a dermatologist: Without more information, it's hard to guide you. Sometimes blisters on the lips can be mistaken for other problems and blamed on HSV. HSV viral life cycle is 14 days. If you're currently taking antivirals, then 9 weeks is a long time to still have a blister. HSV is most contagious when blisters are present. I'd be concerned that the problem is worse than HSV and consult a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more
Its been 9 weeks since herpes blister appeared on my lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious? Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for my herpes
Herpes simplex: Depends upon the test to which you are referring. Valtrex (valacyclovir) may diminish the presence of virus in the skin or mucous membranes lesions and lessen the chances of a viral culture being positive, but will not in any way alter the antibody test on a blood specimen. ...Read more
Have herpes 1. Took valtrex (valacyclovir). I am to get retested. Is there any chance herpes 1 can come back negative?
No : Herpes 1 and 2 are both lifelong infections. The acute antibodies will return to normal but there are other antibodies that will always be elevated. The virus remains in your system. For some people the initial outbreak is only infection but others can have recurrent outbreaks. This is true of oral and genital lesions. Stress and weakened immune system can increase outbreaks but meds will treat. ...Read more
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
How long is it considered safe to take "valtrex" or it's generic on a daily basis for herpes 2 control?
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If you are not having any symptoms of herpes do you have to continue to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday?
Valtrex (valacyclovir): You are on suppressive tx. If you discontinue it could come back. ...Read more