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How is herpes simplex treated?

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Although there is no cure for herpes, treatments can relieve the symptoms. Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. Warm baths may relieve the pain associated with genital sores.

From: Herpes Simplex Virus: HSV-1 & HSV-2 WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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