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Cure for herpes?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not yet

Herpes is one of the most common & frequent infections.
Once infected, the virus travels to sensory nerves and remains there lifelong. There is no treatment to eliminate the virus permanently. Reactivation or 'outbreaks' of herpes can be managed effectively with anti-virals. Frequent outbreaks can be prevented with daily anti-virals taken for a year or longer with close supervision from a doctor.

In brief: Not yet

Herpes is one of the most common & frequent infections.
Once infected, the virus travels to sensory nerves and remains there lifelong. There is no treatment to eliminate the virus permanently. Reactivation or 'outbreaks' of herpes can be managed effectively with anti-virals. Frequent outbreaks can be prevented with daily anti-virals taken for a year or longer with close supervision from a doctor.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no "cure" for herpes, whether it is oral or genital or anywhere on their body.
The herpes virus recurs in the same are generally as it lives in the sensory nerve tat inervates the skin in the area.

In brief: No

There is no "cure" for herpes, whether it is oral or genital or anywhere on their body.
The herpes virus recurs in the same are generally as it lives in the sensory nerve tat inervates the skin in the area.
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Herpes: not curable

There are two common presentations for herpes.
The herpes simplex which is recurrent and appears in small groups of vesicles either in lips, mouth, genital, buttocks, or the more problematic herpez zoster from the chickenpox that causes a larger rash in the distribution of nerve routes, arms, legs, trunk, abdomen with gray vesicles and leaves a sometimes very painful neuropathy when rash disappears.

In brief: Herpes: not curable

There are two common presentations for herpes.
The herpes simplex which is recurrent and appears in small groups of vesicles either in lips, mouth, genital, buttocks, or the more problematic herpez zoster from the chickenpox that causes a larger rash in the distribution of nerve routes, arms, legs, trunk, abdomen with gray vesicles and leaves a sometimes very painful neuropathy when rash disappears.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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