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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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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

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

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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

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: You may still have virus excreted, although it is less likely while on valacyclovir. It is possible you could communicate this to others by direct contact, but no way to know exactly. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

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

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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

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What to do if I have herpes out break: what can you use becides valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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

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I'm takin Valtrex (valacyclovir) for herpes and i broke out really bad so i stop takin them what will make it better?

If it is herpes: Then u can increase the Valtrex (valacyclovir) form 1-2 grams a day if that does not help then call your gyn and u may need to see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

Valacyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Valtrex (Definition)

Valtrex is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more