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Is there a cure for herpes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No cure; Yes help

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: No cure; Yes help

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.
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