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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
I'm takin Valtrex (valacyclovir) for herpes and I broke out really bad so I stop takin them what will make it better?
I started taking valtrex (valacyclovir) while waiting for test results & it helped, does the fact that it worked confirm that I have herpes?
Most likely: Not knowing your symptoms nor location of your rash, difficult to say what is happening with your body. Please check back with your physician ASAP. Take care ...Read more
My partner has herpes, I don't. He's on valtrex (valacyclovir). Can I also take Valtrex (valacyclovir) to minimize risk? Is there a possibility it would make a difference?
Complicated: First, it is not likely that if your partner has this that you do not. You may simply have not developed symptomatic disease, but you can only tell by testing. Yes, you can take oral forms of acyclovir, but whether this will prevent you from becoming infected is unclear. Your partner's taking Acyclovir may reduce the risk to you. ...Read more
Maybe: Herpes is usually diagnosed and treated based on the appearance of the lesion. The blood test doesn't tell you whether a lesion is due to herpes. It only tells you whether you have herpes in your body. If you wait for the result to come back, it will be too late to benefit from treatment for that episode. ...Read more
Pregnant with herpes. Having really bad outbreaks. Taking two Valtrex (valacyclovir) a day and its not helping! What can I do?
How can reduce transmission of herpes to my bf? I am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use latex condoms but there is still risk : (
Low risk: By being on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and using condoms, you're greatly lowering the risk. You can't do much more than that short of abstinence. Keep in mind that he could already have been infected, even if he has no outbreaks. The only way to find out would be with an hsv-2 antibody test. But since you're already taking valtrex, (valacyclovir) I'm not sure the information would help. ...Read more
Hello I have had herpes for 34 years and have only passed to my boyfriend 30 years ago I am on Valtrex can I pass from Menopause spotting?
You can pass herpes with or without spotting. You can pass it with or without any open lesions on your genitals. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes. Htm
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I've been taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday for almost a year. Have a new partner. I have oral herpes type 1. How likely am I to give him herpes?
My herpes 2, first break out is going on 2.5 months still in pain started valtrex (valacyclovir) one week ago, will I ever heal, I'm still burning, itching & pain?
Duration: 2.5 months is an exceptionally long time unless you have been exposed to the virus over and over again. How were you INITIALLY treated? What was your original Valtrex (valacyclovir) dosing and length of treatment. Were you placed on suppressive therapy? Call your prescribing physician today and review therapy. ...Read more
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
What are my chances of getting herpes if my gf is using Valtrex (valacyclovir) with and without a condom?
Woman I am involved with has herpes over 20 years, takes valtrex (valacyclovir). How safe are we if we start having sex?
Risk exists: You can transmit herpes via sex even if your partner is not actively shedding or has active lesions. While Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks from herpes lesions, it in itself is not a cure and only a drug to suppress outbreaks. Condoms can drastically reduce but not entirely eliminate the risk of transmission. ...Read more
Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!
Twice a day for ten: 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days. They are taken at the first sign of an outbreak. No one knows how frequent outbreaks will be. Have to play it by ear. ...Read more
How often should I take a daily 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) tab for general herpes' suppressive therapy? Rest of my life? Only w a partner? Never?
Consult DR: Best to see STD specialist or dermatologist. The exact use is an individual thing. Do you have only 1 partner? Do you mean GENITAL herpes? Has your partner been tested for herpes? Will you have other partners in the future? How often do you have attacks? Some people take 1 a day to reduce or eliminate the attacks and to reduce their infectivity. Others take 2 pills at the onset of an attack to red ...Read more
I've had herpes for 6 years and am on valtrex (valacyclovir). 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 (valacyclovir) 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 more
I have gential herpes & I'm taking valtrex (valacyclovir).I went to a dentist and he prescribed amoclan 1g & rapidus 50mg in another country. Are they okay together?
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