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What is the best creams for herpes?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pills better

Antiviral pills work better than cream. On average, pills help you heal faster by 2 days.
Antiviral creams may help you heal faster by 1 day [although Acyclovir cream doesn't help at all]. Using steroid creams while you are taking antiviral pills may help you heal faster.

In brief: Pills better

Antiviral pills work better than cream. On average, pills help you heal faster by 2 days.
Antiviral creams may help you heal faster by 1 day [although Acyclovir cream doesn't help at all]. Using steroid creams while you are taking antiviral pills may help you heal faster.
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