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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis

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I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can i catch it again so soon?

I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can i catch it again so soon?

Absolutely!: Yes, you are always susceptible to it, even during an infection and after it too. Good luck! hope he feels better. ...Read more

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My eczema flared up again under my eyes. What treatments are available to cure my outbreak?

My eczema flared up again under my eyes. What treatments are available to cure my outbreak?

OTC and prescription: Simple home remedies involve cool compresses for itchy eyelids & providing moisture (try aquaphor or vasoline to the lids) to prevent dryness & avoid flare ups. Treat seasonal allergies (allergy drops or an otc antihistamine). Another option is to ask your md about using a nonsteroidal cream/ointment (such as elidel/protopic). Both are prescription only and may be costly, but an option for severe cases. ...Read more

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Can you have a second HSV outbreak in the middle of a 10 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment?

Can you have a second HSV outbreak in the middle of a 10 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment?

Sure : Valtrex (valacyclovir) decreases the severity of symptoms. It is not a cure for herpes which is a lifelong illness. It is possible for a particular outbreak to get worse. The outbreaks can also get infected with bacteria as well. If it seems to be getting worse than schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor ...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 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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Whst is the next line of treatment for genital herpes if u have an outbreak while on a 10 day regimen of valtrex ?

Whst is the next line of treatment for genital herpes if u have an outbreak while on a 10 day regimen of valtrex ?

Other medications: There are multiple anti-viral medications available nand others can be tried when one does not seem effective. See your doctor if you continue to have symptoms. ...Read more