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Valtrex Herpes Viruses Agent
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
Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?
How likely is it I will pass the herpes 2 virus if I'm taking valacyclovir daily and use condoms and don't have outbreaks?
No: 2 ways to treat this. Take a pill every day for years to prevent attacks. Take a dose at the first tingling which preceeds an attack. 1 or 2 doses only, not effective unless taken immediatly at first symptoms. If it is the very first acute infection, the take for 10 days. If you have shingles- a different virus- take for 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) for a herpes outbreak while pregnant? This is not my first outbreak I have had this for 6 years with 1 to 2 outbreaks per year.
Yes: This is considered a category b drug, meaning no human studies have shown any adverse on the developing fetus. ...Read more
Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) clear non herpes bumps? My doctor prescribed me Valtrex (valacyclovir) without knowing for sure if I have herpes, but it's working to clear the bumps?
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What are my chances of getting herpes if my gf is using Valtrex (valacyclovir) with and without a condom?
Woman I am involved with has herpes over 20 years, takes valtrex (valacyclovir). How safe are we if we start having sex?
Risk exists: You can transmit herpes via sex even if your partner is not actively shedding or has active lesions. While Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks from herpes lesions, it in itself is not a cure and only a drug to suppress outbreaks. Condoms can drastically reduce but not entirely eliminate the risk of transmission. ...Read more
Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!
How often should I take a daily 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) tab for general herpes' suppressive therapy? Rest of my life? Only w a partner? Never?
Consult DR: Best to see STD specialist or dermatologist. The exact use is an individual thing. Do you have only 1 partner? Do you mean GENITAL herpes? Has your partner been tested for herpes? Will you have other partners in the future? How often do you have attacks? Some people take 1 a day to reduce or eliminate the attacks and to reduce their infectivity. Others take 2 pills at the onset of an attack to red ...Read more
I've had herpes for 6 years and am on valtrex (valacyclovir). recently my bf popped a blister and it hurts. Is it spreadable? How can I lessen the pain?
Yes: Herpes is contagious when there are blisters present. Please be careful. The best things you can do to lessen the pain is use your valtrex (valacyclovir) and add an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. You can also use a topical anesthetic like lidocaine. If the pain is still severe, talk with your doctor. There are prescription medications that can help. Get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gential herpes & I'm taking valtrex (valacyclovir).I went to a dentist and he prescribed amoclan 1g & rapidus 50mg in another country. Are they okay together?
Can you tell me what to do if I have herpes simplex II from oral sex with partner on valtrex (valacyclovir)?
First be sure!: You can be tested for herpes 1 ; 2, to see if you have had one or both. If you do, then you will need treatment if you develop lesions of herpes in your mouth, lips, etc. You would be contagious. If you do not have herpes, then barrier protection and your partner taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) faithfully are musts! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I wait after a herpes outbreak to have sex with my boyfriend? I took 1000mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) twice/day during outbreak and 500mg thereafter.
W/ genital herpes, a gyno said take 500mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day forever to protect my partner; another said taking it my whole life is bad. What to do...?
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