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Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...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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Had herpes 18yrs ago, I was treated and never came back. I saw yesterday I have two sores, I have a steady boyfriend. What cream can I use and sex?

Had herpes 18yrs ago, I was treated and never came back. I saw yesterday I have two sores, I have a steady boyfriend. What cream can I use and sex?

Talk to your doctor: You would have to talk to your doctor for a cream or pill to take for the outbreak. Once you have the virus, you always have it, you just didn't appear to have an outbreak for quite some time. There are no creams or anything over-the-counter, only by prescription. Also, you should not have intercourse while you are having a breakout. ...Read more

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Can I use hemorroid cream on my herpes outbreak?

Can I use hemorroid cream on my herpes outbreak?

Herpes treatment: Herpes outbreaks respond best to aciclovir and similar medicines, but these are usually only prescribed for severe or frequent flares. Although haemorrhoid cream is unlikely to cause harm, it's not very likely to help. A simple emollient may relieve discomfort and help healing ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 n she git herpes simplex 1. She's on oral meds but is there a cream I can use?

My daughter is 2 n she git herpes simplex 1. She's on oral meds but is there a cream I can use?

Treating Herpes: Yes. Of course. But, if she has herpes someone had to have given this to her. I would have the family all tested and then teach them about viral shedding and the necessity of putting them on a treatment to reduce their contagiousness.

There is zovirax (acyclovir) for topical application, but oral meds work much better for suppression of this infection. ...Read more

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I m suffering from herpes. Dr. suggest me Acyclovir cream & tablet. I read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. Can I use Antiviral with it?

I m suffering from herpes. Dr. suggest me Acyclovir cream & tablet. I read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. Can I use Antiviral with it?

Bad news: Once you get herpes you have it for life. It is from a family of viruses well known for hibernating in your body (tissues) and recurring repeatedly. The cream is helpful for skin sores & the tablet is an antiviral which can fight it. There are some antivirals you can take long term to keep the breakouts to a minimum. ...Read more

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Can I use "clotrimazole and betamethasone disproportionate cream, use 1% 10.05% base" on the herpes around the anus? It seems to help me w/ the pain

Can I use "clotrimazole and betamethasone disproportionate cream, use 1% 10.05% base" on the herpes around the anus? It seems to help me w/ the pain

Highly not advised!: If what you have is not herpes, then you are ok. However, if you think it's herpes, watch out! The topical you are using has an antifungal agent and a steroid that suppresses the immune system. You have a viral infection. As a result, your lesions, despite it feeling better in the short run, will soon get worse. See you doctor in order to get a prescription for an antiviral agent like valacyclovir. ...Read more

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Are cold sores different from genital herpes? Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.

Are cold sores different from genital herpes? Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.

Herpes: There are two herpes viruses. We now call them type one and type two. Cold sores, as you call them, are usually oral and herpes type one. That is at least 90% of the time to be true. But, herpes two, which is usually seen as 'genital' herpes, can be caught on the mouth as well and can also cause 'cold sores'. The best test is the blood test. There are three oral medications to treat and suppress. ...Read more

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Which STD linked to herpe. I have white specks on my lips and small blisters on my face and neck also my back. I use germolene antiseptic cream.

Which STD linked to herpe. I have white specks on my lips and small blisters on my face and neck also my back. I use germolene antiseptic cream.

STDs: Herpes infection may make acquisition of other STDs easier, particularly HIV. Without being able to see your lips and exam and question you there is no way in which to diagnose this long distance. See your doctor and get this assessed properly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best creams for herpes?

What is the best creams for herpes?

Pills better: Antiviral pills work better than cream. On average, pills help you heal faster by 2 days. Antiviral creams may help you heal faster by 1 day [although Acyclovir cream doesn't help at all]. Using steroid creams while you are taking antiviral pills may help you heal faster. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Hemorrrhoids and I've been using cream for a couple days now. I'm afraid it's herpes, could the cream help herpes or no?

I was diagnosed with Hemorrrhoids and I've been using cream for a couple days now. I'm afraid it's herpes, could the cream help herpes or no?

Nope: Hemorrhoid cream will do absolutely nothing for herpes. These two look very different. Herpes is open sores where hemorrhoids are dilated veins. Google some pictures and compare. ...Read more

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Are there certain creams that prevent an outbreak of herpes?

Are there certain creams that prevent an outbreak of herpes?

Pills do, not creams: Cold sores are caused by herpes viruses which reside inside your body/nerve. The currently available creams/topicals can only treat, not preventing it. There are few pills you can take to suppress the frequency/severity of these outbreaks. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet. If you have frequent recurrences, consult doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

Herpes zoster: Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements. Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram three times a day for the duration of the outbreak. If the outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency. Prophylactic use of one gram a day can be instituted by your physician. ...Read more

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What cream can alleaviate skin pain from herpes?

What cream can alleaviate skin pain from herpes?

Doxepin cream 5%: Topical Doxepin is easy to use & very safe. Sometimes using large amounts causes mild drowsiness. Start using it at bedtime. Use it as often as needed to control pain. Most people begin at 4 times a day and gradually reduce frequency as they improve. This may require 2-4 months or more. About 20% of people become allergic after long use & stop. It is far safer & far more effective than anything el. ...Read more

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Thank you doc. Oscar norvic. But what's the name of the cream for the herpes siimplex 1 thank you?

Thank you doc. Oscar norvic. But what's the name of the cream for the herpes siimplex 1 thank you?

Acyclovir: Acyclovir ointment or cream can help with a hsv-1 outbreak. It will not cure you of hsv-1 (nothing will), but it can help with the severity and length of the outbreak. ...Read more

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What cream is good for genital herpes?

What cream is good for genital herpes?

No creams work well: No topical treatments (ointments, creams, etc) work well against herpes. Any moisturizing cream may help make lesions less painful as they heal, and anesthetic gel (e.g. lidocaine, benzocaine) may reduce pain if severe. But none speed healing. Effective treatment to prevent or shorten outbreaks requires treatment by mouth, usually valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir (Zovirax and other brands). ...Read more

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Are antifungal creams good on herpes sore?

Are antifungal creams good on herpes sore?

Herpes simplex: These creams will not treat the herpes or speed up the healing process, but perhaps by covering the ulcers they will be less tender. Do not use topical Acyclovir as there is evidence that this may promote development of resistance of the virus. ...Read more

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How is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream used for herpes?

How is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream used for herpes?

Don't use!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) should never be used on herpes, and can make the herpes worse! Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a topical steroid, and steroids weaken the immune system. Herpes is viral infection, and your immune system needs support to fight it off. If it is a milder outbreak, you can try over-the-counter abreva 5 times a day for up to 10 days, but if not improving or if bad outbreak, see your dr for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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Herpes on buttocks will zovirax (acyclovir) cream help?

Herpes on buttocks will zovirax (acyclovir) cream help?

Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to discuss options with your doctor. If you have outbreaks often, you may want to consider taking an antiviral drug every day. Doctors call this suppressive therapy. The oral medications are more effective. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes if a fast food worker spit in my ice cream?

Can I get herpes if a fast food worker spit in my ice cream?

NO: Why would this happen? Did you discover the act after you ate it? Was someone just teasing you? ...Read more

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I have HPV and herpes, I had warts electrocuted but they all came back, how harmful is HPV n will a topical cream or other tx b effective?

I have HPV and herpes, I had warts electrocuted but they all came back, how harmful is HPV n will a topical cream or other tx b effective?

Need to be checked: You should consult a dermatologist and yes these can be treated with prescription cream Imiquimod5% creamor Sinecatechins15% ointment. Or doctor administred therapy like podophyline, Trichloacetic acid or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen
And lastly Surgery or Electro Cautry like you had before
You also have Herpes.So practice safe sex and make sure it is also treated if there are breakouts ...Read more

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Will an anti-fungal cream, such as lamisil cream, do anything for a herpes outbreak?

Will an anti-fungal cream, such as lamisil cream, do anything for a herpes outbreak?

Nope: Anti viral medications, such as acyclovir or valacyclovir are active against the herpes virus. The anti-fungal is only designed to treat fungus. ...Read more

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I used hair removal cream on vagina and broke out. Is this herpes?

I used hair removal cream on vagina and broke out. Is this herpes?

Depilatory rash: It is possible that a depilatory (hair removal) cream can cause irritation, an allergic reaction or even burns on delicate mucous membranes. It is also possible that this irritation can lead to a herpes breakout if the person has a genital herpes infection. Please see your dermatologist or ob/gyn for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more