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Treatments For Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis
I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can i catch it again so soon?
I would like to ask about the best treatment for genotal herpes ..I just had my first outbreak and an going crazy ..
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
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
My inital outbreak from hsv2 has left me scarred on my shaft is there any treatment for the scarring all my other outbreaks healed up fine?
I'm having a herpesvirus outbreak and I have a l large lump on the inside of the vagina that really hurts i can't even sit any treatment ?
See an OB/GYN: Do not make guesses about this. Be safe and get examined. ...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
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
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