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Medicine For Herpes
Herpes genitalia: If having more thant 10 outbreak per year, or your partner is herpes negative then get daily suppressive therapy. If less than 10 outbreak per year, then treat as needed (start within 1-2 days of outbreak). You can alway pass (shed) virus even if you dont have an outbreak. ...Read more
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
Someone with shingles takes medicine gets herpes would that make there shingles worse or the herpes worse?
Yes, several: Herpes genitalis has some helpful conventional treatments, and also multiple homeopathic ones. To find the homeopathic medicine most applicable to you, a comprehensive homeopathic assessment is needed first. Natrum muriaticum, graphites, sepia, silica, thuja, and petroleum are a few -- each has a very different clinical picture. (hence the need for personal visit.) http://tinyurl.Com/mleqwyo. ...Read more
After applying ointment and having medicine for herpes zoster my infected area is itching more and it stings mostly.Should I worry?
Details are everythi: Do you really have zoster? Or something else? This diagnosis is frequently wrong. You fail to describe enough for any speculation about diagnosis. You did not bother to name the "ointment" or the "medicine" or how long in use. Go see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: The duration of symptoms with an outbreak is 7-10 days with a range of 2 to 21 days, but those outside values are unusual. Yes they will clear without medication, and unless the medication is begun orally at the time of onset of symptoms the meds will not likely change the duration of symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
What is the best Antiviral medicine to treat herpes conjunctivitis in the eye? and will my eye ever be white and clear again?
Herpetic conjunctivi: The most common medications used for herpetic conjunctivitis or keratitis are acyclovir and valacyclovir pills. There are also eye drops, like trifluridine that some MDs prescribe, but they are used for a very short time frame. I find the pills to be best. You may be prescribed antibiotic drops to prevent superinfection on top it, but it depends. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: This depends first upon the correct diagnosis - have your lesions been diagnosed as Herpes? The antivirals vary from topical drops for Herpes in the eye, to pills like Valtrex (valacyclovir) for systemic treatment and a few intravenous medications for severe Herpes. You should be under a physicians's supervision for this condition. ...Read more
I saw a Dr and told me it’s herpes. I’m not in my home country, so I don’t know which medicine to buy in the US. Which medicine should I get?
Acyclovir : If you can find Acyclovir (Zovirax) over the counter in the pharmacy, great. If not, a trip to the MD can accomplish the same task. Keep in mind that the medicine doesn't "cure" Herpes. It only shortens the time of the appearance on the skin surfaces and therefore the pain. Herpes can also recur later and unfortunately, unlike love & marriage can last forever as the "gift that keeps on giving". ...Read more
...: 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 a doctor about the options. ...Read more
NSAIDs, opioids: First try high dose nsaids, such as Ibuprofen 800mg or Naproxen 500mg. If you are having multiple outbreaks each year, you may need to go on a prophylactic medication like valtrex (valacyclovir). If the pain and the outbreak is very bad, you may need to require stronger meds prescribed by a physician after evaluation. ...Read more
What drug can I use to treat herpes. Because it keeps coming virtually every three - four months
Not curable: There is no cure for herpes, but it is a very treatable disease and for most patients is actually not a big deal. There is a lot of stigma around herpes, so people are afraid of it, but it’s actually not a big deal. There are many anti-viral medications such as Valtrex that you can take to treat outbreaks if you had it. ...Read more