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Will Valtrex At 36 Weeks Stop Herpes Outbreak
I take zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes simplex (genital). I take 40 mg everyday to suppress the herpes simplex eruptions. Will this drug suppress shingles too?
There is no evidence: No there is no evidens that it will suppress shingles,The only way to prevent shingles is by taking Zostavax the Shingle Vaccine.All adults over the age of 60 are recommemded to have shingle vaccine one dose to prevent shingles Even though Zovirax (acyclovir) is used to treaas it will shorten the course if used within 48 hours of start of the rash.And the dose used is 800 MGM every 4 hours for 5 days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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37.5 weeks pregnant with 1 small recurrent herpes lesion (almost disappeared). Now on valtrex (valacyclovir).. How long until i can safely give birth vaginally?
Not wise,,,: Although there's no noted contraindication to doing this, it's generally not a good idea to drink alcohol with any drug, especially large amounts of alcohol that can affect the metabolism and concentration of that drug, and increase side effects. Having said that, it's unlikely that a glass of wine or small amount of alcohol would be significant, unless it is a major contraindication for the drug ...Read more
Crusted over: I would consider it contagious until it is dried up - usually a week ...Read more
Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?
Im9 weeks pregnant had herpes before conception should I go through any tests ? Does herpes affect the child had herpes zoster just 6 to 8 blisters
Confusing question: Herpes zoster is a reactivation of chickenpox on superficial skin and provides no direct risk to the fetus. If you never had genital herpes (herpes simplex), your baby is not at risk. Discuss this with your ob. Even moms who have had prior genital herpes can have healthy babies if your OB is aware of it and plans accordingly. ...Read more
Yes: Technically yes...Depends on the amount of viral shedding. ...Read more
If someone has herpes simplex 1, but no cold sore at the time and give oral, can you get genital herpes from that still?
HSV 1: Unfortunately, yes. A person can be contagious before any visible signs. ...Read more
Herpes: Primary infection may result in systemic as well as local manifestations. Following an incubation period of 3 to 7 days, the patient may experience a virus-like syndrome with malaise and fever, then paresthesia of the vulva that are followed by vesicle formation. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may coalesce.Vesicles and ulcers can occur in a 2- to 6-week period. ...Read more
Did not start Valtrex for shingles until day 7 of rash. I'm still getting new blisters on day 11. When will new blisters stop coming?
Varies: based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. ...Read more
Dont have to: The real problem with herpes and pregnancy is if you have lesions on your vagina during delivery. I would not treat the herpes now except if it has severe symptoms to you. You may also try the topical Acyclovir or denovir ointments that are safer during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek?The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.
Different viruses: The cause of shingles is the varicella-zoster virus. You first get chicken pox, the virus then sets up residence in the nerves in your body and comes out later in life as shingles, generally in a single nerve root distribution. It only involves one side. Genital herpes can occur with hsv 1 or 2, although more commonly type 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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