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Any creams or medications OTC or prescription that you can put on genital herpes sore to speed healing & alleviate pain?

Any creams or medications OTC or prescription that you can put on genital herpes sore to speed healing & alleviate pain?

Please call your gyn: Or go to an urgent visit center as the best is Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and there are script anti herpes ointments u can also use put the pills work the fastest. ...Read more

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 some baby powder on my genital herpes?

Can I put some baby powder on my genital herpes?

Yes!: This is a virus and is contagious as I am sure you know. Taking the Amino Acid lysine that you can get from a health food store usually clears it up. ...Read more

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I have always been extremely sensitive down there but 3 weeks ago i found out i had genital herpes. I was put on medication and all the sores have hea?

Herpes: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you reread your question and clarify. But, here is the latest on genital herpes. 90% of people infected with this virus do not have outbreaks and often do not know they are infected and contagious. If you have a recurrent outbreak soon after the treated outbreak heals you may need to be on medication daily. You and your partners need the blood test! ...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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Can genital herpes put off a musky sweaty smell?

No but . . . : Genital herpes generally does not, but genitals and particularly the glands in the groin certainly can produce that sweaty smell. ...Read more

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If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

No risk: Herpes is transmitted only by direct skin-to-skin contact. For genital herpes, only by intercourse, not hand-genital contact. And no STD can be transmitted through clothing. ...Read more

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Im having my first outbreak of genital herpes and was wondering if neosporin is okay to put on it and what else could help with burning/stinging pain?

Neosporin won't work: Herpes is a viral infection and will not respond to Neosporin. If you are certain it is herpes, you should see your physician. Since this is your primary infection your doctor will probably have you take an anti-viral like Acyclovir or Valacyclovir. Take some Ibuprofen for the pain and have your physician check you. ...Read more

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Am I able to put neosporin on blisters on my genital area ? I think I may have genital herpes

Herpes simplex: If this is really genital herpes you need not be putting neosporin on the area. It should resolve in about 14 days, but if getting worse or you feel poorly might be a good idea to see your doctor. Good luck . ...Read more

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My Outer labia and around it is itching. I did have genital herpes. Can I put Mupirocon on it to stop the herpes from coming back up?

My Outer labia and around it is itching. I did have genital herpes. Can I put Mupirocon on it to stop the herpes from coming back up?

It: Will not stop the Herpes from coming back nor does it work for Herpes. Recurrence of Herpes can be decreased by using Acyclovir orally and higher dose for exacerbations.Topical Acyclovir or Abreva can be used locally to speed up healing ...Read more

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Walked around bare foot and put PJ bottoms on and my feet touched the inside part of where my genitals sit can I get genital herpes this way?

Genital herpes: No. You get this virus by direct person to person contact with open lesions or fluids like semen, vaginal secretions, saliva, and so on. You do not get this by self inoculation. ...Read more

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I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

Possible but slight: virsuses can live outside the body for short period of time (like seconds, most article say < 10 seconds, ) but longer in damp conditions. So, very unlikely unless your friend had just used the medication. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have folliculitis. I say genital herpes. I'm paranoid and they never bother testing me and gave me cream to put don't know what to do. ?

Doctor said I have folliculitis. I say genital herpes. I'm paranoid and they never bother testing me and gave me cream to put don't know what to do. ?

Do a herpes culture: Culture of the lesions, if the culture is + , it means herpes, if it is negative, it does not necessarily mean you do not have herpes , but, then you can do blood herpes antibodies for type 1 and type 2 , if the antibodies are + and you have never had a cold sore then most likely the lesions are herpes, go for a second opinion to a different doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.

I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.

Stop Picking !: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir). . Don't pick your cold sores (it will only spread the virus) and don't ever use alcohol around the vagina. You're at increased risk of spreading the virus to other parts of your body and your partner's body, so please consult your md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...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