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I was recently diagnosed with herpes 1&2 virus I want to get a prescription for out breaks

By Anonymous September 14, 2016 - 7:51am
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I want to see if I can get a prescription online to help with out breaks

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community. Please contact the physician who made the diagnosis for a prescription for a medication that can reduce the duration and frequency of herpes outbreaks. These drugs can also help reduce the risk of HSV type 2 transmission to a susceptible partner.

Do not risk buying something over the internet.

Herpes simplex viruses, more commonly known as herpes, are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes).

Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores). HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. In HSV-2, the infected person may have sores around the genitals or rectum. Although HSV-2 sores may occur in other locations, these sores usually are found below the waist.

Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier.

There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex). These are all taken in pill form. Severe cases may be treated with the intravenous (IV) drug acyclovir.


September 14, 2016 - 8:43am
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