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Zinc Ointment On Herpes
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
Not at all: Herpes is not transmitted through oils, ointments, creams, etc. Most such products contain preservatives that kill viruses. But even if not, it is rare that enough virus survives to permit transmission. It's best to avoid sharing such products with other persons, but the risk is low even if it happens. I really wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
Hi my girlfriend is pregnant and has topical herpes is there any ointment treatments. Because we don't feel safe taking pills while pregnant.
Genital HSV Rx: The safest treatment for herpes simplex virus infection is Acyclovir wh/requires a prescription from your doctor. Once infected, however, you never 'cure' hsv it is only made latent (dormant) unfortunately, topical Acyclovir is no more effective that vaseline in treating hsv. For oral cold sores, abreva has shown efficacy in decreasing the duration of symptoms however no studies on genital hsv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are having a herpes break out is it good to use both acyclovir ointment and Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill?
Doc told there is a spot on cornea which will go away in 2 weeks.but i am scared as there is no improvement for 5 days now.prescribed herpes ointment.
After applying ointment and having medicine for herpes zoster my infected area is itching more and it stings mostly.Should I worry?
Details are everythi: Do you really have zoster? Or something else? This diagnosis is frequently wrong. You fail to describe enough for any speculation about diagnosis. You did not bother to name the "ointment" or the "medicine" or how long in use. Go see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi Doctor can these pimples can be due to Herpes & can be dangerous? Can you suggest any ointment or medicine as well?..Thanks
A man has herpes and at times he uses Aquaphor ointment or tea tree ointment to moisturize (non-outbreak times) can that cause a woman vaginal issues?
Possible Transmissio: If the outbreak is in the genital area, it is best to avoid intercourse to prevent transmission to his partner, assuming the partner is negative for herpes. Similarly, if this is an oral outbreak, oral intercourse should be avoided. The tea tree oil may cause vaginal irritation and sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have genital herpes and I have zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. And when I put it on. It slides off. Is my blisters still getting the medicine it needs?
I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun
I : I would question whether this is a fever blister given that it has been present for 2 months. Perhaps it is a condition called perleche? I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can examine the area, possible perform a bacterial or viral culture, and give a recommendation. I hope that helps. ...Read more
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