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How is genital herpes treated?

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There is no cure for genital herpes, but your doctor can prescribe anti-viral drugs that may help the sores heal faster.

Over-the-counter painkillers may help with the discomfort.

If your outbreaks are frequent, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication [such as acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir, (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex)] to help suppress the outbreaks.

From: Sexual Health and Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

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