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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?

Herpes rash: Antiviral cream or oral antiviral medications can be given , please consult your doctor. http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/herpes-simplex/ ...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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Is there a treatment for genital herpes that works?

Is there a treatment for genital herpes that works?

Acyclovir etc: The antiviral drug acyclovir, and related drugs (valacyclovir, famciclovir) are highly effective in speeding healing and preventing outbreaks of genital herpes. However, there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide herpes treatment safe?

Is hydrogen peroxide herpes treatment safe?

Herpes simplex: Hydrogen peroxide is probably reasonably safe to use but is not likely to make a significant difference in outcome. ...Read more

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Do we have any treatment for neonatal herpes?

Do we have any treatment for neonatal herpes?

Acyclovir: Intravenous Acyclovir is the first line treatment when neonatal herpes is suspected or confirmed. Unfortunately, even with aggressive treatment, the germ may have caused significant brain injury before the infection is brought under control. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for neonatal herpes?

What are the treatment options for neonatal herpes?

Hospitalization: Hospitalization and treatment with Intravenous acyclovir. Blood work and spinal tap to rule out spread of infection to the blood and the brain. Csection if the mother has an active infection at the time of delivery to prevent neonatal infection is the standard of care. ...Read more

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Which treatment do they give you for herpes type 2?

Which treatment do they give you for herpes type 2?

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

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Does oral herpes require treatment or will it resolve on its own?

Does oral herpes require treatment or will it resolve on its own?

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 more

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Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Treat the herpes: It's unusual to get anal bleeding from herpes, but if it's clear that's the cause, then treating the herpes (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) is the solution. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the number of outbreaks of herpes if you're already on suppressive treatment with anti virals?

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

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What is your opinion of carnivora extract for herpes? I know its a holistic treatment but have there been studies in it?

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 more

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