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Is there an effective treatment to reduce genital herpes symptoms?

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

The cyclovir drugs, xerese, etc.
Get to a physician for oral antiviral therapies.

In brief: Yes

The cyclovir drugs, xerese, etc.
Get to a physician for oral antiviral therapies.
Dr. Harry Greenberg
Dr. Harry Greenberg
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Treatment available

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. Preventing recurrences helps stop the spread of herpes to a spouse or partner.

In brief: Treatment available

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. Preventing recurrences helps stop the spread of herpes to a spouse or partner.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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