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New Herpes Treatment
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
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
My aunt , 50, is diagnosed with herpes . She has boils all over her body. What is the best treatment for her?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acyclovir/ valtrex (valacyclovir): Depending on the severity and frequency of your outbreaks, different treatment regimens are used. Some people have such infrequent outbreaks that they are on no treatment at all. For frequent, recurring outbreaks, daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) may be used to suppress the outbreaks. For some people, instead of taking daily suppressive medicine, they begin oral Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) at the first sign of an outbreak. ...Read more
No: Hydrogen peroxide is not a treatment for Herpes Simplex ...Read more
No: There is no real treatment that will cure a herpes infection. Medications exist that will shorten an outbreak or reduce the severity of symptoms. While it doesn't permanently resolve, it will become dormant, sometimes for extended periods. A triggering event (acute stress, sunburn, etc) can cause the virus to become active resulting most commonly in lip sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you reduce the number of outbreaks of herpes if you're already on suppressive treatment with anti virals?
Recurrent Herpes: Herpes simplex virus is a virus that causes oral cold sores and gential herpes. Once you've acquired it, the virus remains dormant in nerve cell bodies in the brain. It gets reactivated during stress and when immune system goes down. Other than using suppressive therapy, there is no other way to prevent it except for keeping yourself healthy and avoiding stress. ...Read more
What is your opinion of carnivora extract for herpes? I know its a holistic treatment but have there been studies in it?
May help,needs study: Carnivora is an interesting remedy. Many have experienced benefits but i'm not aware of formal studies. No matter how many positive case reports it's hard to enthusiastically endorse without research but it's safe to try it. Here is an article by robert rowen md: http://www.Articlesbase.Com/alternative-medicine-articles/can-you-cure-cancer-hepatitis-c-allergies-with-1-supplement-1433787.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer