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Zinc Ointment On Herpes
YYes: Yes you can. If you want oral treatment see your doctor. ...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
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.
Acyclovir: An ointment which can be used. However, it requires a prescription and only helps by slightly shortening the time to healing. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
No: Erythromycin is a useful antibiotic effective against susceptible bacteria. It has no action against viruses including the herpes virus. There are very good anti-virals to treat herpes and if you suspect this condition see you ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment as herpes untreated can sometimes cause vision to drop. ...Read more
No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more
I have a small cut on left ring finger underneath that won't heal and burns most of the time. Have used ointments, zinc, aloe. Help!!!
Non healing wounds: Always make me think of superinfection at the site. See your doctor or dermatologist for culture ...Read more
My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?
Have rash seen ASAP: Diaper rash is rash in diaper area. There are many causes. Irritation, bacterial &viral infections, fungal infection, allergic reaction-all can trigger rash. Disposable diapers, by keeping that area warm & moist trigger these rashes. Societies where disposable diapers are rarely used, hardly see many rashes. What u have described shd be seen ASAP to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Moist warm compress: 24 y/o female asks if bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic ointment work for eye stye? Not recommended. The best management/ treatment for stye is to apply warm compress/ moist warm clean wash cloth on the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day and at bed time. This usually helps to unblock the gland (sweat or oil) which blockage caused the stye in the first instance. ...Read more
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