I am wondering if Valtrex would also work for Human Papillona Virus?
2 Jul 2010
First of all I am not a DOCTOR ... OK
Valtrex will not help for what you have is more serious
An Overview of Valtrex Uses
Valtrex (valacyclovir hydrochloride) treats several conditions related to infections with the herpes virus.
These Valtrex uses include:
Treating shingles (herpes zoster)
Treating cold sores
Treating genital herpes
Preventing recurrent genital herpes outbreaks
Decreasing the spread of herpes to sexual partners.
ALL THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW IS AN OVERVIEW AND RESEARCH DONE TO HELP YOU.
CONTACT A SPECIALIST ASAP!
How is HPV treated for women?
External genital warts
There is no cure or treatment that can eradicate HPV infection, so the only currently possible treatment is to remove the lesions caused by the virus. Unfortunately, even removal of the warts does not necessarily prevent the spread of the virus, and genital warts frequently recur. None of the available treatment options is ideal or clearly superior to others.
A treatment that can be administered by the patient is a 0.5% solution or gel of podofilox (Condylox). The medication is applied to the warts twice per day for 3 days followed by 4 days without treatment. Treatment should be continued up to 3-4 weeks or until the lesions are gone. Podofilox may also be applied every other day for a total of three weeks. Alternatively, a 5% cream of imiquimod (Aldara, a substance that stimulates the body's production of cytokines, chemicals that direct and strengthen the immune response) is likewise applied by the patient three times a week at bedtime, and then washed off with mild soap and water 6-10 hours later. The applications are repeated for up to 16 weeks or until the lesions are gone.
Only an experienced physician can perform some of the treatments for genital warts. These include, for example, placing a small amount of a 10-25% solution of podophyllin resin on the lesions, and then, after a period of hours, washing off the podophyllin. The treatments are repeated weekly until the genital warts are gone. An 80-90% solution of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or bichloracetic acid (BCA) can also be applied weekly by a physician to the lesions. Injection of 5-flurouracil epinephrine gel into the lesions has also been shown to be effective in treating genital warts.
Treatments for HPV for men
There is no treatment for asymptomatic HPV infection. Instead, doctors treat the health problems that are caused by the HPV virus.
When genital warts appear, a variety of treatments can be used. The patient can apply prescription creams at home. Or a doctor can surgically remove or freeze off the warts.
Early treatment of warts is discouraged by some doctors because genital warts can go away on their own. It can also take time for all warts to appear. So a person who treats warts as soon as they appear may need another treatment later on.
Anal cancer can be treated with radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. The specific treatments depend on the stage of cancer - how big the tumor is and how far the cancer has spread
ONCE AGAIN CONTACT A DOCTOR WHO IS A SPECIALIST IN THIS AREA ASAP.
Good luck... from a caring individual.
- Valtrex Information for Consumers
- Valtrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Valtrex (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... called a Colposcopy. Can anyone give me information about this procedure to better help me understand it?
1 answer • 31 Aug 2009
My doctor just prescribed Valtrex 550 mg for chronic fatique like illness and I am a bit leary of taking it because it looks like the side effects ...
2 answers • 13 Jul 2011
1 answer • 11 Sep 2011
I can't remember now if I just had a regular pap smear or an actual HPV test. Any way that was a really busy time in my life and I ran across ...
1 answer • 26 Feb 2013
... system. But now i'm thinking of give it a try again, can i still use Aldara cream after stopping for 6 months?
1 answer • 30 May 2014