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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my genital herpes until I can see a doctor?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not really
There are over the counter medications such as campho-phenique and similar topicals for cold sores which are caused by the herpes virus.
I've not seen those used for genital herpes. Your best option is one of the prescription antivirals specifically for herpes. Need to see your doctor.

In brief: Not really
There are over the counter medications such as campho-phenique and similar topicals for cold sores which are caused by the herpes virus.
I've not seen those used for genital herpes. Your best option is one of the prescription antivirals specifically for herpes. Need to see your doctor.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
There is some info on CAM reviews say L lysine can help but this is more for prophylaxis than treatment.
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