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Acyclovir and outbreaks/shedding?

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I decided to take Acyclovir 800mg daily. I've been on it for about 2 months, mostly, it has been great. A few days ago I began having itching and am wondering if it is possible that I am having an outbreak or that I am irritated from something else? I'm hoping that it's not possible to OB on this med, I understand that I can still shed virus and potentially infect someone. I'm not seeing anyone right now. Can anyone advise? Thanks very much

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It is possible to have outbreaks while on antiviral medications. Every body responds differently. For some, the outbreaks go away, and for others, they are merely lessened. People also react differently to different antivirals. Valtrex did nothing for me and gave me constant tingling. Acyclovir has been awesome by comparison. Itching is a big symptom for me, and I noticed that when I started acyclovir, it was probably a good three months before I noticed the itching was drastically reduced. It's all but nonexistent now. And, of course, it's possible the itching any of us experience has nothing to do with herpes.

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