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I recently contracted herpes. Is there a cure?

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology
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In brief: Herpes

Unfortunately there is no cure.
Once you have the virus, it lives in your nervous system and will periodically cause outbreaks which can be treated with prescription antivirals.

In brief: Herpes

Unfortunately there is no cure.
Once you have the virus, it lives in your nervous system and will periodically cause outbreaks which can be treated with prescription antivirals.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dr. Peterson Pierre
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Help yes; cure no

There is no cure for oral or genital herpes, but antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores.
Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. A primary care doctor can discuss the various treatments and prescribe medication.

In brief: Help yes; cure no

There is no cure for oral or genital herpes, but antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores.
Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. A primary care doctor can discuss the various treatments and prescribe medication.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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