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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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Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Herpes Infection: Baby powder will not help a herpes infection. You need oral prescription medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. ...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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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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What treatment will I need in pregnancy if I have genital herpes?

Antiviral medication: No treatment is needed unless you have an outbreak. During an outbreak your doctor can prescribe Acyclovir or valacyclovir (valtrex). At 36 weeks most doctors will start you on prophylactic treatment with daily medication to prevent an outbreak or viral shedding during delivery. If you have an outbreak at the time of a delivery a c section will be needed. ...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 ?

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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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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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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How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

Hello. : Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more

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I have these little bumps beside my mouth. They gave me treatment for genital herpes. How does that work? It's called zovirax (acyclovir)

I have these little bumps beside my mouth. They gave me treatment for genital herpes. How does that work?  It's called zovirax (acyclovir)

Herpes: Herpes is a virus that can affect the genitals, anus, mouth or other mucosal areas. Acyclovir is an antiviral agent that shortens the time of infection. ...Read more

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What at-home remedies are there for genital herpes? I do not have medical coverage yet. I have barely any money so I need help easing the pain.

What at-home remedies are there for genital herpes? I do not have medical coverage yet. I have barely any money so I need help easing the pain.

None, but...: After herpetic blisters break open, no known drug can shorten its clinical course, but just use pain medication like one of NAISDs judiciously + keep the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to give better environment to heal without superimposed infection, which will lengthen its clinical course & exaggerate its related symptoms. More? To http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Im having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly i take acyclovior..But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies i can do to dry this up?!

Im having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly i take acyclovior..But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies i can do to dry this up?!

Unlikely: In several studies less than one-half of 1% of people taking an Acyclovir salt developed ulcers and all were over 50 years old. If you already have an ulcer this needs evaluation and treatment, possibly after upper GI endoscopy. See a GI doctor and continue acyclovir. No home remedies work. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away ? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore

Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cellulitis. Anti-viral drug can shorten its course by some 45% if taking in within 24 hours of its onset which begins with local hypersensitivity followed with blisters at the same location. Now, just keep the area as clean & dry as possible + pain med? ...Read more

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Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster ?

Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
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Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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Could genital herpes sores change over time?

Could genital herpes sores change over time?

Yes: Genital herpes sores can change over time, generally lessening in severity of symptoms, area of involvement, and rapidity of improvement with each outbreak. ...Read more

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)

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