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Is Herpes Contagious Even If Your On Valtrex
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 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 for my 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive had herpes for 6 years and am on valtrex. recently my bf popped a blister and it hurts.. is it spreadable? how can i lessen the pain?
Yes: Herpes is contagious when there are blisters present. Please be careful. The best things you can do to lessen the pain is use your valtrex and add an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. You can also use a topical anesthetic like lidocaine. If the pain is still severe, talk with your doctor. There are prescription medications that can help. Get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First be sure!: You can be tested for herpes 1 ; 2, to see if you have had one or both. If you do, then you will need treatment if you develop lesions of herpes in your mouth, lips, etc. You would be contagious. If you do not have herpes, then barrier protection and your partner taking valtrex faithfully are musts! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of giving my partner genital herpes if we use protection and I'm on daily suppressive therapy of Valtrex 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 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking valtrex while waiting for test results & it helped, does the fact that it worked confirm that I have herpes?
How long is it considered safe to take "valtrex" or it's generic on a daily basis for herpes 2 control?
Herpes: No time limit.Get a more detailed answer ›
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