Treatment, medication and ointments


Genital herpes can be treated with drugs developed to stop or prevent the spread of the virus and speed up recovery as well as reduce pain from the sores.

There is no cure or vaccination for genital herpes. Once infected, a person will carry the infection for the rest of his or her life. However, there are medications that treat symptoms caused by the virus and to help the body to recover. This can be done by taking medication used for herpes that stimulates the immune system. You can also help sores heal more quickly by the means of proper sore treatment.

Treating sores of herpes
• Sores should be kept dry and plasters should not be applied. Pus from the sore sticks to the plaster like glue and as soon as the plaster is removed, the sore starts oozing or bleeding from being torn open.
• When sores appear around the genitals, breathable underwear should be used and the sores should be kept as clean and dry as possible.
• When using the toilet, it is important not to use toilet paper to clean the genital area, as this may help to spread the sores even more.
• Clean the sores with tepid water at least once a day and use a mild soap intended for cleaning the genital area.

Genital herpes medication
There are three medications that have been proven effective in the treatment of genital herpes in clinical tests. These antiviral drugs can be used either to prevent outbreaks of herpes or to help already existing sores to heal faster, or both.

Aciclovir 200 mg (Actavis)
This drug, which is offered as tablets, alleviates pain and notably increases the healing effect when an outbreak occurs. It also works preventively and is commonly used for treating persons having their first outbreaks. The drug should not be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women or by children. Order Aciclovir™ here.

Valtrex 500 mg (GSK)
Valtrex contains the active ingredient valacyclovir hydrochloride. This medical substance is transformed into Aciclovir in the body, which quickly prevents infected herpes cells from spreading to uninfected skin. Valtrex is taken orally as tablets and helps sores to heal faster.
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Famvir 250 mg
A very effective oral tablet treatment for treating genital herpes. Famvir should be taken within the first twenty-four hours after the appearance of the first symptoms, as this will reduce the pain and make the sores heal faster in case of an outbreak. In short, Famvir will reduce the amount of sores and will help the ones that do appear to heal faster. It is also effective for treating shingles. The drug may be unsuitable for people who have impaired hepatic or renal function and for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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