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I have a herpes outbreak on my butt, above the crack. What is the best over-the-counter medication - without hydrocortisone - for curing that?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Nothing OTC

Unfortunately there are no otc meds which will cure this.
..A prescription antiviral will assist with healing but will not cure it.

In brief: Nothing OTC

Unfortunately there are no otc meds which will cure this.
..A prescription antiviral will assist with healing but will not cure it.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

In brief: None

Herpes infection can be controlled but not cured, sometimes a Acyclovir cream/ointment is used to alleviate the symptoms but will not cure the disease.
Suppressive therapy oral acyclovir/valcyclovir can decrease the rate of recurrence but will not cure it either.

In brief: None

Herpes infection can be controlled but not cured, sometimes a Acyclovir cream/ointment is used to alleviate the symptoms but will not cure the disease.
Suppressive therapy oral acyclovir/valcyclovir can decrease the rate of recurrence but will not cure it either.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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