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Is there any cure for genital herpes?

Is there any cure for genital herpes?

No: There is no cure for oral or genital herpes, but antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. ...Read more

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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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Help! need to know if there's a cure for genital herpes?

Help! need to know if there's a cure for genital herpes?

No: There is no known cure for genital herpes, however there are effective means to suppress the virus from causing outbreaks and decrease transmission towards a sexual partner. ...Read more

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Are there any progress in finding a cure for genital herpes?

Are there any progress in finding a cure for genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Once this virus infects you it stays with you the rest of your life and can produce outbreaks unpredictably or never occur again. There is no cure on the immediate horizon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How close are we to finding a cure for genital herpes? I've seen recent developments on the news...

Not much: The only way in which this will be conquered is if we figure out a means by which to eliminate the virus from nerve endings, and to my knowledge we are not even close. If you have info about a particular new study, please let me have it. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be cured at a early stagem?

NO: Once you get infected with genital herpes, you will always be positive for the hsv2. Hsv2 may not always have symptoms and people can live long periods without any issues. Anti-viral medications can help shorten the duration of the outbreaks and there are some fda approved antiviral medications that can be taken daily as suppression and a prophylactic prescription. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to form a cure against genital herpes?

Why is it so hard to form a cure against genital herpes?

Viral: Herpes is causes by a virus. It is very difficult to impossible to find a "cure" for diseases caused by viruses, because the viruses are ever-changing. The best we can hope for is prevention with lifestyle measures (condoms for herpes prevention) and vaccines for those viruses that we have studied well enough to develop a vaccine. ...Read more

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Does 35% hydrogen peroxide cure genital herpes?

Does 35% hydrogen peroxide cure genital herpes?

No: Herpes is a virus. Hydrogen peroxide is not an agent that can successfully kill that virus. See a provider for help. We have many good medications now to treat herpes. You do not have to suffer! ...Read more

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New genital herpes infection, what can I expect for a cure?

No cure: There is no cure for herpes. You can treat acute episodes with anti-herpes drugs. If you have frequent outbreaks, you can take the drugs daily for prevention. ...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)

This is 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