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What cream is good for genital herpes?

What cream is good for genital herpes?

No creams work well: No topical treatments (ointments, creams, etc) work well against herpes. Any moisturizing cream may help make lesions less painful as they heal, and anesthetic gel (e.g. lidocaine, benzocaine) may reduce pain if severe. But none speed healing. Effective treatment to prevent or shorten outbreaks requires treatment by mouth, usually valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir (Zovirax and other brands). ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Is abreva good for genital herpes?

Is abreva good for genital herpes?

Not so good: Docosanol (Abreva) has little if any effect against herpes outbreaks. It somewhat inhibits the virus in the lab, but has little benefit in shortening outbreaks. (The same is true for all creams or ointments, such as acyclovir or penciclovir, even though these are far more potent than docosanol against the virus.) Effective treatment requires oral therapy, e.g. valacyclovir or acyclovir. ...Read more

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Herdox is it good for genital herpes?

Herdox is it good for genital herpes?

Nope, useless: Any cream or ointment may help herpes lesions feel better. To that extent, Herdox might help a little. But it has no ingredients active against herpes and does not speed healing. Don't waste money on it. The only effective treatments are the anti-herpes drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, and only by mouth; the ointments don't work well. ...Read more

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What is a good way to check if I have genital herpes?

What is a good way to check if I have genital herpes?

Exam and blood test: A blood test can tell if you have antibodies to HSV 1 and/or HSV 2. If positive, you have HSV in your nerve roots, but both viruses can be either oral or genital. An exam by the doctor when you are having sxs of an ulcer, itching, or burning can verify if the location is genital. A swab can be done for a PCR test of an active lesion, but swabs are not 100% accurate. ...Read more

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I heard that lysine is good to prevent genital herpes outbreaks, how do I use it?

I heard that lysine is good to prevent genital herpes outbreaks, how do I use it?

Lysine: Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Lysine has antiviral effects by blocking the activity or arginine, which promotes hsv replication. Side effects can be diarrhea, kidney failure abdominal pain and nephritis. ...Read more

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Is l-lysine 1000 mg, good to take when you have genital herpes? Heal faster? Etc? Thank you

L-Lysine ; Herpes: L-lysine can inhibit outbreaks of herpes, but there are other drugs that can be used to facilitate herpes healing and prevention such as zovirax and valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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I have genital herpes and the outbreak appears on the top of my foreskin, would it be a good idea to get circumcised?

I have genital herpes and the outbreak appears on the top of my foreskin, would it be a good idea to get circumcised?

Herpes infects nerve: Herpes infects the nerve root, so although it seems you could cure it by cutting- u might actually make the problem worse if u have a future outbreak because those virus particles will "surface" wherever that nerve distribution runs... Best to try and keep outbreaks from occurring which means keep stress to absolute minimum. Doc can give antiviral medication if that isn't good enough. Feel better ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

...: About 1 in 6 people have genital herpes. The centers for disease control estimates that about 776, 000 people acquire genital herpes each year in the United States. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital 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. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital 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. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital herpes?

How can I treat genital herpes?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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How do you treat genital herpes?

Treatable, not cured: Genital herpes is caused by various strains of herpes virus which are sexually transmitted. Once in the skin, it cannot be cured, and tends to cause intermittent outbreaks of rash/symptoms. Outbreaks can be shortened/less severe with oral or topical antiviral agents, such as Zovirax. Once daily oral agents can be used long term to prevent or diminish episodes. Safe sex to avoid transmission. ...Read more

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Genital herpes how can it spread?

Genital herpes how can it spread?

Herpes: Herpes is transmitted skin to skin from the site on your skin where you are infected. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes 1 turn into 2?

Herpes Simplex: 1 ; 2 can both be located either genitally or orally. However, one does not actually morph into the other. ...Read more

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Can people die from genital herpes?

Can people die from genital herpes?

No it's not fatal: Genital herpes can be painful but no it's not fatal for adults. However, if a pregnant woman has active herpes lesions during her 3rd trimester of pregnancy she may be advised to have a c-section to avoid passing it to the newborn during delivery. Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir and valacyclovir are both considered safe to take during pregnancy and are advised if there is a history. ...Read more

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Could I give myself genital herpes?

Yes: If you have herpes virus and had a sore on your mouth that you were touching, and then touched your genital area with saliva containing the virus, transfer could occur. ...Read more

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How common is having genital herpes?

Very common: One out of five americans are carriers of herpes type 2 antibodies. This means that they have a past exposure to genital herpes. Not all of these will actually have outbreaks or problems. ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look likes?

Clear blisters: Genital herpes has the appearance of blisters on a red base. Generally, these are painful and occurs in clusters. Consult with your doctor if you see these as treatments are available. ...Read more

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Could genital herpes ruin your life?

Having genital: Herpes may require one to adapt some behaviors but should not ruin one's life. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes typically spread?

How is genital herpes typically spread?

Sexual contact: Sexual contact with a person with active herpes can spread the infection to a partner, either genitally or orally. Some people have an active lesion and don't know it. If you don't know your partner, use a condom! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital herpes?

How do I know if I have genital herpes?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes becoming more common?

Is genital herpes becoming more common?

Not necessarily: According to the cdc the rates of genital herpes have remained stable over the last decade following declines in the 90s. It is estimated that 1 in 6 americans between 14-49 have genital herpes with the highest rate among african american women (up to 48%). The more sexual partners you have the more likely you are to contract it.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/herpes-nhanes-2010.htm. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes cause testiclepain?

Not generally: In general it does not. Testicular pain is either a bacterial infection (epididymitis) or even viral. Other things to consider is torsion. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a genital herpes?

Genital herpes?: Genital herpes usually appear as one or more blisters or sores on or around the genitals, mouth, or anus. These blisters usually break & leave painful sores, which will resolve on there own, but can also be treated with medication. One can carry the virus but not know it, as well. See your doc & discuss your sxs & sexual history candidly. S/he can dx herpes based on hx, exam, or test. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much are the meds for genital herpes?

Acyclovir: acyclovir is generic, each 400 mg pill is about $1.79 according to my sources. For first mild herpes outbreak you need 21 pills (3 times a day for 7 days). Also tablets are cheaper than capsules ...Read more

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What should I do to treat genital herpes?

Antivirals oral med: Treat outbreak as needed.
Start treatment within the first 48-72 hours (even after 5 days).

Some need supressive "daily " therapy:
for frequent recurrence (i.E, >10 outbreaks per year) or if partner hsv ii negative.
It reduces recurrences by 80%, and reduces transmission risk}. ...Read more

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What causes my genital herpes to flare up?

Herpes: If we knew this reason we would both be very famous. Most people have no outbreaks with herpes infection and some have recurring outbreaks without much evidence of why. But, if you are not taking something to prevent your outbreaks I would advise you find an expert and get care from them. You should not be having outbreaks or flare ups. This can usually be prevented. ...Read more

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more