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Category: Herpes

Herpes

Genital herpes and treatment

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted viral infection that can cause serious health complications. But it is not a deadly virus and has a remedy, and with protection, care, and medication it is easier to get rid of the virus. The use of antiviral medications is considered effective to treat the virus.

The therapy with medications is not the ultimate solution because the virus once enters the body stays and activates from time to time. But with the proper prescription, it is possible to live a risk and symptom-free life.

Commonly used drugs name

There are multiple medications considered effective for the treatment of genital herpes. Some of them are:

  • Acyclovir (Zovirax)
  • Famciclovir (Famvir)
  • Valacyclovir (Valtrex)

The dosage of the relevant medication is suggested according to the patient medical condition and severity of the problem.

Genital herpes treatment

The treatment at various stages is recommended to the people suffering from the intact of the virus. There are multiple stages such as initial stage, intermittent stage, suppressive stage, and every stage follows a different level of treatments.

Initial stage treatment – the initial stage starts when the person experiences the symptoms of genital herpes for the first time. The common symptoms are sores and irritation because the virus is sexually transmitted and creates restlessness. To treat the sores, an antiviral medication dosage is prescribed for at least 10 days for quick relief.

After limiting the soreness, you can start the best possible antiviral medication therapies.

Intermittent stage treatment – right after the initial therapy doctor will suggest intermittent treatment by prescribing a medication from the antiviral group. A person needs to take the tablets for 2 to 5 days to overcome and get relief from the soreness.

Suppressive treatment – if the symptoms persist and come back after intervals then it is suggested taking antiviral medication on regular basis. It is evaluated that people with a daily intake of antiviral medication did not experience an outbreak or have a reduced number of outbreaks.

Moreover, the use of suppressive treatment helps to overcome the transmission and reduce the spread. Also, people taking treatment on daily basis are less at stake with genital herpes, or at time do not even show symptoms even with the virus.

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