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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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How long does it take for your herpes to clear after taking treatment?

Few days: Untreated herpes commonly lasts 10-14 days. When treated with appropriate oral medications herpes lesions usually clear in 3-7 days. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for herpes without health insurance? What options are available and affordable to treat herpes?

How can I get treatment for herpes without health insurance? What options are available and affordable to treat herpes?

Acyclovir: You need a prescription but could possibly get it from your health department or from a low cost walk-in clinic at a low or reduced fee for the exam, but Acyclovir is very effective for treating and preventing both herpes i & ii. Most places that have low-cost generics provide a 30 day supply of the medication for $4-5 in the us. I know kroger & walmart both proveide 30 days for $4. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a herpes rash?

What is the treatment for  a herpes rash?

Time: Once the rash is present you have to wait it out. You may be able to prevent outbreaks by taking valtrex (valacyclovir). Ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Is it OK to have intimacy with my partner after my treatment for herpes?

Is it OK to have intimacy with my partner after my treatment for herpes?

Condom needed: Unfortunately herpes can be transmitted to your sexual partner even if an outbreak isn't present. That's why you should wear a condom during sexual relations. ...Read more

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What is the best reccommended treatment/topical gel/perscription for herpes?

What is the best reccommended treatment/topical gel/perscription for herpes?

Anti-virals: Herpes can be treated with anti-viral medications like acyclovir, valcyclovir, famcyclovir (etc). These vary in dosing regiments and cost. The benefit is greater in the initial outbreak but may lessen the duration and severity of subsequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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After my treatment for herpes I had intimacy with my partner without protection, what are her chances of being afected?

After my treatment for herpes I had intimacy with my partner without protection, what are her chances of being afected?

Depends but: there is a better than 70% chance that there is still high enough virus load in your blood and semen/fluid. You should never have intercourse without protecting yourself and her. VIruses cannot be cured, only pushed back and suppressed. If you think you treated your herpes and your virus is gone, think again. Please have her check for exposure and/or infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthT ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for genital herpes?

Is there a treatment for genital herpes?

Yes: Oral 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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