..from Herpes,,, is there a topical cream to help with pain from sores,, makes it really difficult to sit,, walk,, urinate.. any info will be very helpful.
I get cold sore break outs from time to time and I use topical Zovirax (or acyclovir). If you catch the breakouts at the first tingle it can help to keep them from fulling flaring up. They are SO painful on my mouth, I cant imagine the agony on the genitals! You can use both the topical and the pills at the same time. You should probably be on prophylactic therapy taking either acyclovir or Valtrex pills every day to prevent break outs.
Hello, new to this group very unaware of my new circumstances. I have been recently diagnosed with herpes in which I still am unaware of how I contracted but my question is similar. I have my first outbreak 2days ago the genital area and it's very painful. I have to take this acyclovir 800mg 5x when will it clear up and when do I expect the pain to stop how many hrs in between can I have the 800mg without overmedicating myself... where can I get the ointment bc I am dying in pain every time I urinate and the dr is no help PLEASE HELP ME I am 25 scared to death idk anything I feel alone and I feel helpless and my family will never forget this n I don't think I'm strong enough to tell them something like this I'm embarrassed. My new bf of 4mths is who I believe it came from but I don't even know that for fact but he's the ONLY man I have slept with since the year came in. I have NO other sexual contact with anyone but him
I'm not an expert on Herpes, but one thing I can tell you is that you do NOT need to tell your parents!! If you're old enough to have sex with your boyfriend, you're old enough to deal with the consequences. You DO need to tell your boyfriend, and find out if he has any indication of it. People can be carriers without showing any symptoms. If he has it, and he knew about it and didn't tell you, you have a problem - with HIM. There's no need to be so devastated about it, many people have it these days, and there are medications. Do some reading up about it on the internet. It will come and go periodically. If you haven't already, you need to go to a gynecologist, or even a family doctor, and get on the meds.
I hope that helps.
- Acyclovir Information for Consumers
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