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What antibiotics who you suggest for herpes and can I use silver sulfadiazine cream for the outside area.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Acyclovir and others

The only "antibiotics" that can help herpes are antiviral drugs like acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir.
For a new infection, oral treatment is quite helpful. They are not very effective against recurrent outbreaks, and creams or ointments usually don't work at all. Onging oral treatment can help prevent outbreaks. Sulfadiazine won't help at all. See a doctor experienced in herpes. Good luck!

In brief: Acyclovir and others

The only "antibiotics" that can help herpes are antiviral drugs like acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir.
For a new infection, oral treatment is quite helpful. They are not very effective against recurrent outbreaks, and creams or ointments usually don't work at all. Onging oral treatment can help prevent outbreaks. Sulfadiazine won't help at all. See a doctor experienced in herpes. Good luck!
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