Does the medication acyclovir for genital herpes cause hair to become very dry and brittle?

Do not know. This is the first time I have heard this complaint. This drug does have neurotoxicity and there may be an increase in myelin basic proteins in spinal fluid, which could at least theoretically cause hair changes, but proving this is another matter.

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Are cold sores different from genital herpes? Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.

This is sort of a. Confusing issue. Herpes simplex 1 virus causes most of the cases of oral herpes. However, sometime herpes simplex 2 virus can be spread to oral area. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset. Read more...
Herpes. There are two herpes viruses. We now call them type one and type two. Cold sores, as you call them, are usually oral and herpes type one. That is at least 90% of the time to be true. But, herpes two, which is usually seen as 'genital' herpes, can be caught on the mouth as well and can also cause 'cold sores'. The best test is the blood test. There are three oral medications to treat and suppress. Read more...

Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes? Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?

NO. This is a term for what is thought to be a viral induced infection of the balance mechanism of the inner ear. It is not a specific virus is most cases. It is not treated with acyclovir. See your doctor is this problem is occurring or persistent. Read more...

Even though I take acyclovir for genital herpes will it affect my pregnancy in the long run?

Acyclovir. Appears to be safe in pregnancy. No data to suggest that you will have adverse outcome. But as you know, everyone is different. Speak with your Ob/gyn to closely monitor you for any side effect. Read more...

My boyfriend has IgA kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? If so what mg?

Kidney . Kidney disease is best monitored by a kidney specialist physician, a nephrologist, and medications and dosing are typically followed closely by the nephrologist. It is safest to report all medicines medicines to the nephrologist before starting or increasing any dose. Read more...
He needs a physician. Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most importantly; does he really need it? Under any circumstances, this kind of problem can't be addressed here any further. Read more...