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Will Herpes Go Away Without Medication
If you have a herpes on your penis and have no medication or insurance is there anything you can put on it to make it go away faster?
No: You need an antiviral medication. Spend the money to see a md and get the appropriate medication. ...Read more
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
If I have oral herpes, will it go away? Can I transmit it if I give oral? Also, do I need medication or can I just use salt water
Need Rx if new: If a new infection with severe symptoms (multiple sores, sore throat, swollen nodes, etc), you need Rx ASAP with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir. If recurrent cold sores, it's too late; they'll heal soon. You can transmit to a partner by kissing or oral sex, if s/he hasn't previously had the same herpes type (probably HSV1). Transmission risk highest during outbreak, low risk at other times. ...Read more
I have genital herpes, do I need to be on medication to get rid of the outbreak, or can I do without meds. And it go away.?
Let me explain:
There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may:
help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak
lessen the severity and duration of symptoms in recurrent outbreaks
reduce the frequency of recurrence
minimize the chance of transmitting the herpes virus to another. ...Read more
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
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Valtrex (valacyclovir) is probably the best anti-viral medication for herpes, as it is taken twice a day, as compared to other medications that need to be taken 3-5x per day. It will help to suppress the viral shedding and make it less likely that you will pass the virus to your sexual partner. You should still avoid contact while having an outbreak in any event. ...Read more
Important ideas. . .: Find a neighborhood doctor and establish a long-term relationship (easier done when one has insurance). Most docs will continue to see a regular patient during temporary hard times, for just a few dollars. A new patient will likely need a minimum of $70, at a doc who serves lower income areas. The generic Acyclovir should be pretty cheap, and can be taken at the first sensations of a herpes rash. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more
Can taking herpes medication when you may not have it be harmful or create a resistance if you should contract it?
No: No. Resistance is not an issue. Side effects are rare ; never serious. ...Read more
How long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has an out brake and I don't why is that?
Resistance &Exposure: Like any other viral (or bacterial) infection the host has to be susceptible to the infection and the exposure must occur in a place that harbors the infections (mucous membranes for example) Some people develop antibodies to certain infectious agents and therefore when exposed never contract it. Herpes lasts 7 to 14 days as a natural course. ...Read more
Hopefully yes: Critical is an early diagnosis and immediate use of such drugs. Outcomes these days are far better with modern treatment, but as noted, time is of the essence. ...Read more
I have herpes zoster I took my antivirus medication altoghther with cortison I am 56 what is the best analgsic for the pain?
HSV: Herpes type 1 and 2 are chronic viral illnesses that have active and dormant phases. In an immunocompromised patient, it can become a disseminated disease. It can be fatal to a newborn if mother has active lesions and baby is delivered vaginally. Treatment includes Acyclovir which is a well-known drug used for decades. Please speak to your physician about side effect profile of drugs and herbs. ...Read more
Asked and answered: No. Medication is to treat sores.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why?: Medication is to heal sores. If you have no sores.....? ...Read more
Is there anyway to receive oral sex from someone that has herpes and not contract it? If the person is on medication
Me and my boyfriend both have type 2 herpes. I had an outbreak still on my medication its now gone can we have intercorse?
I have herpes 1 and I want kiss and makeout with my girlfriend without giving to her. What should I do? Is ther me a medication I can take?
Both my partner and I have gential herpes; is there strades of gential herpes, like for example breaking being so bad that medication not working?
Sorry: But I have re-read your question several times and don't understand what you are asking. Please clarify this further and re-ask. ...Read more
What medications?: The standard drugs for herpes are acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir. Side effects are rare with all of them, and it is especially rare to "react badly". They are among the safest drugs that exis, for any medical condition. Most likely you can continue the same treatment. Contact the doctor or clinic that prescribed the medication to discuss your symptoms and the best treatment. ...Read more
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