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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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Is bactrcin zinc polymyxin good for herpes?

Is bactrcin zinc polymyxin good for herpes?

Does not help: Herpes is a virus. Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment that helps with bacterial infection but not with herpes. ...Read more

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How long can herpes live in things like ointment things like that, that stay warm and wet?

How long can herpes live in things like ointment things like that, that stay warm and wet?

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

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Is there any ointments I can use for genetal herpes?

Is there any ointments I can use for genetal herpes?

Yes and no: Ointment to treat or ointment to make it feel better. Zovirax (acyclovir) is a topical antiviral that can shorten length of the outbreak. It may work best w/ 1st episode. Care must be taken not to rub & spread. A local anesthetic gel may ease pain associated with urination. ...Read more

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Hi my girlfriend is pregnant and has topical herpes is there any ointment treatments. Because we don't feel safe taking pills while pregnant.

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

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What is treatment fir herpes. R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

What is treatment fir herpes. R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

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

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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.

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.

Cornea: This requires careful follow-up by an ophthalmologist and if progress isn't being made, I believe in consulting a cornea specialist at least for a second opinion. Corneal damage can lead to glaucoma as well as visual difficulties. ...Read more

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After applying ointment and having medicine for herpes zoster my infected area is itching more and it stings mostly. Should I worry?

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

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lesions?

No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes. ...Read more

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Can I get some relife by antifungal ointment in genital herpes?

Genital Herpes: No. Genital herpes can be itchy or painful. Anti-fungal medication would not treat either. You would be better off with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other anti-itch lotion or cream. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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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Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment- can I use for possible ocular herpes?

Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment- can I use for possible ocular herpes?

No effect: Herpes is a virus for which a particular medication is available for treatment. Erythromycin is an anti-bacterial antibiotic ineffective against viruses. See you ophthalmologist if you suspect ocular herpes as if it is untreated, it can cause permanent vision change. ...Read more

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Can I use erythromycin ophthalmic ointment for possible ocular herpes simplex?

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

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What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

The cheapest one: 10% zinc oxide purchased at your 99 cents or dollar tree store. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment in place of polyfax b, bactitracin zinc on my face?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment in place of polyfax b, bactitracin zinc on my face?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Yes, unless you are allergic or sensitive to it, you can use bactroban (mupirocin) on your face as a substitute for other topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I use bacitracin zinc ointment in my nose if it is really dry?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Your dermatologist could give you Bactroban (mupirocin) Ointment which may be better. ...Read more

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Would bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate opthalmic ointment work for a style?

Would bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate opthalmic ointment work for a style?

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