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Medicine For Genital Herpes
Not much: If a patient takes a medication for genital herpes without actually having genital herpes, then that patient in general would be susceptible to the side effects of that medication, much like any other individual would. In no way does taking the medication increase your risk of getting herpes. ...Read more
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
Is it necessary to take medicine for genital herpes? I rarely have genital herpes outbreaks. Would i still benefit from taking medication?
Your decision: There are medications for outbreaks, to be taken "as needed." and there are medications that can be dosed for prevention of recurrence. If you don't get many outbreaks, you may benefit form the former option. A good discussion between you and your dr. Would go a long way, and you can decide on the best plan for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Antiviral medication: In the United States, we usually use valacyclovir or acyclovir. Antivirals work best if started at the very first symptom that an outbreak is going to occur. If my patient has 6 or more outbreaks per year, I have them take it daily to help prevent outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I dry out genital herpes on the anus? What can I use for itching? I am on xarelto and i can't take most medicines and i'm afraid to try
I had sexual contact with a man with genital herpes, he wore protection and took his medicine before it happened, I have a tingling sensation pain and?
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my genital herpes until I can see a doctor?
Not really: There are over the counter medications such as campho-phenique and similar topicals for cold sores which are caused by the herpes virus. I've not seen those used for genital herpes. Your best option is one of the prescription antivirals specifically for herpes. Need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm a girl with genital herpes. As long as my partner use a condom and I take my medicine will it be ok to have sex?
Not always: If you have herpes lesions present, you are infectious. A condom will not prevent it because herpes lesions is usually on the skin. Herpes is spread via skin to skin contact, not semen or vaginal fluid. Even if you don't see or feel lesions, you may still have them and could infect your partner. Your risk of that is much lower though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have genital herpes and I have zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. And when I put it on. It slides off. Is my blisters still getting the medicine it needs?
I had sexual contact with a man with genital herpes, he wore protection and took his medicine before it happened, I have a tingling sensation pain and constant feel of urination in gspot do I have it?
Unlikely: Cystitis is a more likely diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can i take ibuprofen with acyclovir, due to headaches i seem to have started getting since taking the drug for genital herpes?
I had sexual intercourse with a man with genital herpes he used a condom and took his medicine before I have pain only in gspot feeling of constant urination does that mean I have 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
...: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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