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Sacral 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
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
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
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
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 more
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 more
I have been diagnosed with mollscum recently and have been getting treatment but saw a different type of rash this morning, worried its herpes?
Rash: I would need more information and a picture to help assess this. ...Read more
My sister has herpes but she's has a treatment and is taking it. .. but if I go behind her and put some of her lipstick on could I catch herpes?
Mostly heals by self: 29 year old female want to know best treatment for Herpes Virus 1. HPV1 has no cure but usually heals without treatment. It appears as cold sore on the lips or facial area. The aim of treatment is usually to decrease the symptoms/ duration of pain, itching, burning or tingling. There are several anti-viral medications available but it is best to have ones doctor check out the infection first. ...Read more
Genital HSV Rx: The safest treatment for herpes simplex virus infection is Acyclovir wh/requires a prescription from your doctor. Once infected, however, you never 'cure' hsv it is only made latent (dormant) unfortunately, topical Acyclovir is no more effective that vaseline in treating hsv. For oral cold sores, abreva has shown efficacy in decreasing the duration of symptoms however no studies on genital hsv. ...Read more
Herpes: There is no cure for herpes. You will need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and possibly be started on anti-viral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) to expedite the resolution of an outbreak or to prevent outbreak in the future. You mush avoid direct contact with another when you have an active eruption. ...Read more
I would like to ask about the best treatment for genotal herpes. I just had my first outbreak and an going crazy. .
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I have herpes and all my syptoms went away after treatment. Can I get blowjobs and have sex still without spreading it?
Herpes: Herpes can be transmitted even if you don't have lesion. Most of herpes is transmitted like this. One in 4 adults in usa harbor genital herpes. If you have more than 4 outbreaks a year you need supression therapy, and this may decrease the chance of transmitting the disease when you have unprotected sex. ...Read more
Post herpetic: Post herpetic neuralgia is a very painful condition that can occur after an outbreak of shingles which is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus usually occurring in older people. It can be very tough to treat. Different nerve pain medications can be helpful. Topical Lidocaine patches can help and there is also a topical capsaicin patch that is applied for one hour in the office. Nerve blocks occ. ...Read more
Yes: Warts are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) and can cause thickened growths...Warts. These can be treated by freezing, applying medicines, or even cutting them out. Herpes is also a virus but causes painful blisters and ulcers. There are antiviral meds to help with herpes, but usually neither of these are completely "curable.". ...Read more
I got herpes on my face after laser treatment and now I don't know what to do. What are the options?
See dermatologist: Take antiviral pills and creams and see a dermatologist! ...Read more
Starting IVF in uk. Told that having herpes 2 outbreak during treatment could result in cancellation of IVF cycle, why? What are the implications?
Rare: If worried could begin medicine to prevent an outbreak. Theoretically if you had an active outbreak the eggs when removed or the embryos when placed back in could become infected and cause major problems. But certainly not a common problem to occur. ...Read more
I am 28 yrs old female herpes patient. I have been under medication and treatment for 3 years now. But vaginal itching persists. Is there any cure?
Depends on cause: Although you are being treated for herpes, itching may have other causes including stds, vaginal infection, skin conditions, allergic reaction to condoms, gels, soap, sprays, even your partner's semen. You may find relief changing the medication, the dosage, or frequency. Wear cotton underwear or none when possible (to air out the vaginal area). Use good wiping technique. See your doctor. ...Read more
Is there any other treatment for my ocular herpes other than taking antiviral everyday? My Dr said there's no other solution for my disease is this true
Treated for chylmadia and herpes. Doc says I need to wait a month for retesting for those and other ones. Why is that. 1st treatment of chylmadia fai?
Treatment but not a: Cure. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
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