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Can you drink alcohol while taking acyclovir?

Can the shingles vaccine cause a genital herpes outbreak?

I got my vaccine on a Friday, felt headachy and rundown all weekend. By Tuesday I was getting an outbreak. I hadn't had one in a pretty long time and I take acyclovir when I do. Coincidence or a side effect of the vaccine?

Cold sores vs. herpes: Are they the same?

How fast should Acyclovir work?

I was told that I have herpes yesterday, but I feel like I waited too long to go to the dr, this is my 1st outbreak & it's absolutely the worst pain in my life . The dr gave me this med 400mg 3x a day . When will I find some relief ? So far I've taken 4 pills since yesterday &... read more

Acyclovir - what can I use for relief from painful... sores on gential area?? Is there a topical?

..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.

Bactroban - Can you put it on oral herpes(cold sores)?

I kissed a boy who had an open herpes sore on his lip(I did not know at the time because it was dark outside and he kissed me on the lips real quick so I pushed him away) I'm concerned I may have oral herpes now and I wonder if I can apply a small amount of Bactroban to my lip to make the sore... read more

Herpes Zoster - I am looking for an effective medication to relieve pain of shingles?

I have had shingles for 8 weeks. I took Valtrex at the onset. I am using a cream compounded by local pharmacy, plus lidocaine , ibuprofen, gabapentin, and more. Nothing has been able to receive the burning pain. If you have had experience with shingles and know of any medication that helped you... read more

How to cope living with herpes?

I contracted herpes from my girlfriend and have been dealing with it for the past year and a half. I have occasional breakouts on the mouth, with large sores that I cannot hide unless I’m wearing a large mask on my big face. I’m embarrassed and feel trapped in the relationship since... read more

Ocular Herpes Simplex - I am a Nurse Practitioner and got HSV at work?

I was infected in my eye while culturing a patient. The virus was mutated and had Type 1 & 2 in it. It caused Keratitis, then spread to my brain causing encephalitis, and put me in a coma for a month. Afterwards, I went blind and my cornea tore off my eye. I get seizures and have brain damage... read more

Valtrex - How long does it take to work?

I've just been diagnosed with genital herpes and at 22 my life feels upside down especially because I've always been careful. I guess I am having a hard time coping and feel as if my life is over. My boyfriend has been very supportive but nothing is making me feel better. Especially with... read more

My boyfriend has a cold sore, can I get genital herpes from him?

So my boyfriend gets cold sores, and he's been avoiding kissing me so I won't get it, but last night he licked his fingers while we were having sex and fingered me, can I get genital herpes from that? Ive been reading everywhere about how it is possible to get it from oral sex, but Im... read more

Creams for genital herpes?

HSV-2 diagnostic, false positive?

HSV-2 diagnostic, false positive? I have never had (or never noticed) physical signs of genital herpes unless a possible ingrown hair would indicate herpes, but never a blister and nothing ever lasted more than a couple days I dont recall ever having cold sores as a child but i assumed HSV-1 would... read more

Yellow discharge after protected sex. NO odor?

[First and foremost I would like to openly say I do have gential herpes simplex 1, I obtained this STD through receiving oral sex from an individual who claimed to not know he got cold sores, I was diagnosed in 2014 and I haven't had an outbreak since the initial one.] Yesterday I had... read more

Is clobetasol propionate safe to use if you have herpes?

I am unsure if I have herpes as I haven’t been tested yet but I received clobetasol propionate for scalp treatment. Is it safe to use it anyways?

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