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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the best treatment for herpes virus 1?

What's the best treatment for herpes virus 1?

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

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What is treatment fir herpes. R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

What is treatment fir herpes. R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

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

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What is curative treatment for herpes labialis in a female (50 years old)?

What is curative treatment for herpes labialis in a female (50 years old)?

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

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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?

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

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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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The best treatment for herpes zoster's neuropathy?

The best treatment for herpes zoster's neuropathy?

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

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What is the best treatment for herpes zoster neuralgia?

What is the best treatment for herpes zoster neuralgia?

Unclear: The treatment of postherpetic neuralgia is difficult and needs to be individualized. ...Read more

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Can I know more about genital earts and herpes, the causes and treatment. Thanks.?

Can I know more about genital earts and herpes, the causes and treatment. Thanks.?

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

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Starting IVF in uk. Told that having herpes 2 outbreak during treatment could result in cancellation of IVF cycle, why? What are the implications?

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

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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?

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

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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

Believe the doctor: Herpes on the cornea can be very serious. If not treated it can scar and affect the vision. Do not take any risks with this and take the anti-viral medication which is usually quite effective. ...Read more

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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?

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?

PCR: The test works by detecting the dna of the chlamydia organism. Even a tiny bit will make the test positive, so one needs to wait a while before retesting to confirm a cute, as one can stay positive for several weeks after successful treatment. ...Read more

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Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

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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Herpes (hsv 1) treatment doubts! (taking peroxide and acyclovir), are these helpful?

Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms from oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox. Peroxide is not likely to help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

Anti-viral: Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. The virus sits in the nerves and comes out later in life. This causes a painful rash that doesn't cross the middle of the body. Anti-viral medications are used to control the symptoms. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more