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When do you need to be on medicine for herpes?

When do you need to be on 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 don't have an outbreak. ...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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What is an over-the-counter medicine for herpes in the vaginal area?

What is an over-the-counter medicine for herpes in the vaginal area?

Hsv2: There is no acceptible herpes cream for vaginal herpes one needs to see her gyn and may need prescription drugs. If you are pregnant and have vaginal herpes the child sometimes needs to be born by c section. ...Read more

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Someone with shingles takes medicine gets herpes would that make there shingles worse or the herpes worse?

Someone with shingles takes medicine gets herpes would that make there shingles worse or the herpes worse?

Herpes & chicken pox: Shingles is a painful blistering reactivation of the chicken pox virus. This virus is a cousin to the two herpes viruses and the herpes treatment works for chicken pox and shingles.

Medications to treat these troubles are designed to make things better not worse. ...Read more

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Are there any effective Ayurvedic medicine on herpes?

Are there any effective Ayurvedic medicine on herpes?

Herpes -herbal med: Stress reduction and immune system balance can help keep the virus in check and avoid outbreaks.

Licrogel made from licorice root (glycerrhiza g.) is the most effective topical remedy once an outbreak has occurred. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine for herpes genitalis?

Is there any homeopathic medicine for herpes genitalis?

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

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After applying ointment and having medicine for herpes zoster my infected area is itching more and it stings mostly. Should I worry?

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

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Please let me know if there is any medicine for inner herpes?

Please let me know if there is any medicine for inner herpes?

Yes: Generally, antiviral medications such as valacyclovir is indicated for the of treatment of herpes. The medication is active against superficial infections as well as internal infections. ...Read more

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Without medicine will a herpes outbreak clear up?

Without medicine will a herpes outbreak clear up?

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

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What could happen if I take medicine for genital herpes and I don't have the disease?

What could happen if I take medicine for genital herpes and I don't have the disease?

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

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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

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What is the best Antiviral medicine to treat herpes conjunctivitis in the eye? And will my eye ever be white and clear again?

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 more

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What kind of antiviral medicines I should take for herpes outbreaks?

What kind of antiviral medicines I should take for herpes outbreaks?

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

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What's the best over-the-counter genital herpes medicine?

None, need Rx: To treat genital herpes, you do need a prescription for Acyclovir or one of the brand name equivalents. None of the over the counter medications will effectively treat genital herpes. ...Read more

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What medicine to take if u have herpes?

What medicine to take if u have herpes?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several 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

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I have herpes is it any medicine I can use?

I have herpes is it any medicine I can use?

herpes: Topical zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. Also, frequent outbreaks can be suppressed with antiviral systemic therapy that your doctor can prescribe if you have a blister your doctor can culture it to see if it is herpes type 1 or 2. ...Read more

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What medicines can be given to reduce the pain due to herpes?

What medicines can be given to reduce the pain due to herpes?

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

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What drug can I use to treat herpes. Because it keeps coming virtually every three — four months Thanks?

What drug can I use to treat herpes. Because it keeps coming virtually every three — four months Thanks?

Antivirals: Unfortunately Herpes is never eradicated from the body you may take antivirals like acyclovir to treat outbreaks and be on prophylactic doses to try to decease recurrence. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an antiviral medicine that I can take that would hinder the spread of herpes?

Yes: There are several antiviral medications that help prevent the spread of HSV. None is 100% effective. Taking one of these medications daily can reduce recurrent outbreaks. It is possible however for a woman to have asymptomatic shedding of the virus even while taking one of these medicines. She may unknowingly spread the virus during this time. Condoms help prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from someone if they have no outbreak and they are taking the medicine for it?

Possible / unlikely: Herpes virus may be shed and transmitted in the absence of visible lesions. However, the risk of shedding while taking antiviral medications appropriately is very low. ...Read more

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If someone has herpes do they have to take medicine the rest of their life to prevent outbreaks?

If someone has herpes do they have to take medicine the rest of their life to prevent outbreaks?

No: Some people never, or almost never, have outbreaks. With oral herpes, people don't take preventive antiviral medication unless their outbreaks are frequent or are big ones, when they happen. If a person has outbreaks of genital herpes, she may consider taking a lifetime of medication. That is why an important goal in life is to never catch genital herpes, as there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is there medicine that can suppress/prevent cold sores from herpes?

Is there medicine that can suppress/prevent cold sores from herpes?

Cold sore med: Yes Valtrex (valacyclovir) (and others) is an antiviral pill that if taken at the first hint (tingle or hotness, etc) can abort or reduce an attack. The treatment only takes one day! See your doctor for a rx
there are also creams that help but not as well as the pills. ...Read more

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Is there medicine that can suppress/prevent cold sores like herpes?

Is there medicine that can suppress/prevent cold sores like herpes?

Antivirals: Acyclovir (zovirax) and valAcyclovir (valtrex) will both d the job. I prefer Acyclovir for my patients since I've had good success with it and it's significantly cheaper than valacyclovir. ...Read more

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What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

Herpes zoster: Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements. Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram three times a day for the duration of the outbreak. If the outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency.prophylactic use of one gram a day can be instituted by your physician. ...Read more

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I have had herpes for 10 years and been tryin to get pregnant for the last year... Does having herpes and not taking medicine cause me to be not fertile

I have had herpes for 10 years and been tryin to get pregnant for the last year... Does having herpes and not taking medicine cause me to be not fertile

No: Having herpes will not affect fertility. However, other past infections can affect the fallopian tubes. Even those who report never having had a pelvic infection can have had one and not known it. If you have been trying for more than 6 months at your age, you should talk to your doctor about looking at the tubes with a xray dye test, called a hysterosalpingogram (hsg). ...Read more

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Can i still have a baby with herpes I have been having herpes for 10 years and been tryin to get pregnant... Does having herpes that long without taking medicine make you not be able to get pregnant

Can i still have a baby with herpes I have been having herpes for 10 years and been tryin to get pregnant... Does having herpes that long without taking medicine make you not be able to get pregnant

You : You can have a baby if you have herpes. However, you should probably get a c secton and not let the baby go through your vagina. No need to take the risk of the baby getting infected. If a baby gets infected it can be very dangerous. The herpes drugs are supposed to be safe in pregnacy but who knows for sure. ...Read more

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