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What is intermittent treatment for genital herpes?

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This is when your doctor prescribes an antiviral drug for you to keep on hand in case you have another flare-up. You can take the pills for two to five days as soon as you notice sores or when you feel an outbreak coming on. Sores will heal and disappear on their own, but the drugs can ease symptoms and make them go away faster.

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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