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How can I treat genital herpes?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: ...

Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir.
Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options.

In brief: ...

Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir.
Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options.
Dr. Henry Selke
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Meds and time

Genital herpes can be quite painful.
Topical or oral pain medication will help, and oral antiviral medication can speed recovery. Suppressive treatment with oral medication will lessen the frequency of recurrent outbreaks and decrease the likelihood of transmission to your partner(s).

In brief: Meds and time

Genital herpes can be quite painful.
Topical or oral pain medication will help, and oral antiviral medication can speed recovery. Suppressive treatment with oral medication will lessen the frequency of recurrent outbreaks and decrease the likelihood of transmission to your partner(s).
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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