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How do you treat genital herpes treated when you have sores?

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If you have sores when you're first diagnosed, your doctor will usually give you a brief course (seven to 10 days) of antiviral therapy to relieve them or prevent them from getting worse. You may take the drugs longer if the sores don't heal in that time.

From: Treatment Options for Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  WebMD Medical News: "Genital Herpes Treatment Cuts Spread."  CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:  WebMD Medical News: "Genital Herpes Treatment Cuts Spread."  CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

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