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question about antiviral herpes medication

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i had my first flare up in october and the itchiness and pain went away on its own without medicine but the bumps were still present so i took valaciclovir for 30 days. that didn't make any of the bumps go away which isn't a big deal because they don't itch or hurt, but i'm going on three months with the same flare up.


if valaciclovir didn't help me, is it likely that other antivirals won't work for me either?

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Ok - then try the things in the following links that help to dry the area out and see if this helps ... including the things mentioned for Oral herpes because I am sure they will work down there :)








Links to some of the items suggested in the links

http://tinyurl.com/pmosahc Link to Alum




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Acyclovir is the parent drug of valacyclovir, so if valacyclovir isn't working, then neither will oral acyclovir. You could try acyclovir topical cream, or Famvir, which is the other oral anti viral commonly prescribed for HSV. Many people also have reported good luck with L-lysine, which is a supplement sold OTC in any drug store.


How were you diagnosed? 3 months is a very long time for 1 outbreak..

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*Sometimes* the OB in women doesn't settle or go away easily simply because our body design makes for a perfect environment for the virus ... which is why Epsom Salts baths and keeping the area as dry as poss can make a HUGE difference for us. I always tell people (especially women) to attack it from the outside as well as the inside because if you can make the environment as inhospitible as possible for the virus, it generally will go away a LOT quicker ... (just as if you got it on your arm or whatever... it hates a cool, dry area and loves a warm, moist, closed environment like you find with the labia and that general area :p

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