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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Due to misdiagnosis i began valaciclovir treatment only 6 days after onset of genital herpes symptoms. Am i doomed to suffer till it clears itself up?

Due to misdiagnosis i began valaciclovir treatment only 6 days after onset of genital herpes symptoms. Am i doomed to suffer till it clears itself up?

Likely yes: Therapy is most effective when it starts within 48 hours of lesions outbreak / symptom onset. This will have to just run its course which may take 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the chances of giving my partner genital herpes if we use protection and I'm on daily suppressive therapy of Valtrex (valacyclovir) and I have no symptoms ?

It's still possible: The CDC says the only way to avoid STDs is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Outbreaks can occur in areas that are not covered by a condom so condoms may not fully protect you from getting herpes. Also, Valtrex (valacyclovir) does not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Herpes infections are contagious and it is possible to infect other people even while you are taking with Valtrex (valacyclovir). ...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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What is the best treatment for genital herpes, is it curable?

Genital herpes: Herpes is a viral infection. After initial infection as the blisters go away, the virus goes into "hiding" in a nerve cell. It can come out again, particularly if a person is under stress or his/her immune system is low. It can be contagious even when rash is not present. There is no cure for genital herpes but it is treatable. Famcyclovir and valacyclovir are used to treat episodes of herpes. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with genital herpes and my outbreak just cleared up and i finished treatment. Is it possible to have another outbreak already?

Genital Herpes: Yes. Unfortunately recurrent herpes outbreaks, while not common are possible. You may need to go on a daily treatment of the herpes medication for several months to try to break the cycle of rapid and frequent breakouts. ...Read more

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Is Domeboro useful for treatment of genital herpes blisters?

Is Domeboro useful for treatment of genital herpes blisters?

Symptoms: It may help with easing the pain or itching but will not treat the herpes. You need anti-viral medication for that. ...Read more

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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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more