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What other treatment is available for hsv2 if valtrex (valacyclovir) results are not great?

Herpes treatment. It is rare for valacyclovir (Valtrex®) to not work well. If the results are not "great", it's likely that herpes isn't the problem. Recheck with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment. Read more...

Can you have a second HSV outbreak in the middle of a 10 day Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment?

Sure . Valtrex (valacyclovir) decreases the severity of symptoms. It is not a cure for herpes which is a lifelong illness. It is possible for a particular outbreak to get worse. The outbreaks can also get infected with bacteria as well. If it seems to be getting worse than schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor. Read more...

I am experiencing an allergic and severe reaction to acyclovir and Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles treatment. How do I treat this at home?

Antihistamine & call. Severe allergic reactions where there is difficulty breathing, throat swelling or near loss of consciousness are treated with self-injectable Epinephrine (epipen). These are by prescription. For hives, itching and mild swelling without heart or lung symptoms, then an antihistamine such as zyrtec, claritin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc can help relieve the symptoms. If this is a drug allergy, then stop the drug. Read more...
See a dermatologist. It makes no sense to use both Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir at the same time. Allergic reaction to either of these is extremely unlikely. See a skin specialist immediatly . The correct diagnosis may be something else. Read more...

Can you have another HSV outbreak in the middle of your first week of Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment? I have white head like bumps that showed up overnight

Possible. If you are taking the Valtrex (valacyclovir) to prevent out breaks it is possible to have one while on the medicine.It decreases the risk but doesn't always prevent an outbreak. You may need a higher dose. If you are using it to treat an out break, It is unlikely that you would have an outbreak clear up this fast and get another. Talk to your doctor. This may well be something else. Read more...

My doctor has me on a Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment 1 pill every 12 hours for the coldsores on my lips. If I stop the pills will the coldsores appear right away?

Cold sores. The cold sores are caused by one of the herpes viruses, either type i or type ii. The second was considered just genital but you can be infected in any location by either. The treatment is similar for both and the virus will often come back again sometime in the future. You should continue the treatment as long as your doctor recommended and monitor any symptoms for recurrence. Read more...