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What is Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) known to be caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause blisters on and around the genitals which can be particularly painful. The virus can also affect other mucous membranes in the body, for example in the mouth, where it can manifest as cold sores.
There are 2 types of herpes virus, known as type 1 and type 2, both of which are very contagious. Some people may be unaware that they are infected with the virus, as they may not have any initial symptoms. The conditon may however still be passed on during intimate sexual activity, even if there are no symptoms. The virus can lie dormant in the body after the initial outbreak and can cause further outbreaks usually activated by triggers such as stress. There is no cure for herpes, but antiviral tablets are used to alleviate the symptoms of herpes when you have an outbreak. Herpes suppression treatment courses are also available.
Anytime Doctor provides a regulated specialist service for people who have been diagnosed with herpes or people who recognise the symptoms of herpes after having had a previous episode in the past. If in doubt, please order a postal test kit before requesting treatment. This service also allows you to obtain herpes treatment in advance so you can be ready for your next herpes outbreak.
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Medicines at a glance
Antivral drug used to stop the herpes simplex virus from multiplying. It won't completely clear the virus from your body and only suppresses the HSV whilst you take it. Can be used for both acute outbreaks or chronic genital herpes suppression.
Usually taken five times per day for a minimum of five days for acute outbreaks. A longer course is required if new blisters or open sores are still forming when you start your treatment course. For the suppression of chronic genital herpes, a lower dose is taken each day, usually for six to 12 months.
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
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Not suitable for patients who are allergic to aciclovir or who have liver or kidney disease.
Other antiviral drugs available include valaciclovir and famciclovir. You can try soothing the pain and itchiness by applying ice wrapped in a cloth. Never apply ice directly to the skin.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
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A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.
All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.
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We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.
In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.
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What are the symptoms of genital herpes?
It is common not to experience symptoms when first exposed to the virus. Symptoms can sometimes take months or even years to appear. However, the symptoms of a primary infection of genital herpes can include:
Subsequent outbreaks are usually less severe, as your body will have protective antibodies and can better fight the virus. Initial symptoms of a recurrent outbreak usually start with a tingling or burning sensation before the blisters appear.
How effective is genital herpes treatment?
There is no cure to herpes, however it is possible to decrease the discomfort of a herpes outbreak by using herpes treatment in the form of tablets or cream. If you suffer from repeated herpes outbreaks (more than 5 per year) you should consider suppression therapy for chronic genital herpes. This is a lower dose of antiviral drugs taken every day for six to 12 months.
Is genital herpes the same as cold sores?
Both cold sores and genital herpes are caused by the same herpes simplex viruses. As well as being able to transmit the infection from the lips of one person to the lips of another, or person to person between genital areas, it is also possible to pass the infection between the genital area and the lips.
How does someone get infected with the herpes virus?
The herpes virus is transmitted by close skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the infection. This usually occurs during vaginal, anal or oral sex.
If you have sex with someone with obvious herpes sores then you can easily become infected with the virus. However the herpes virus is not always obvious and many people are unaware they are infected with HSV. Surprisingly, despite the lack of sores the virus can still be active. This is how most people get infected.
How long does it take for symptoms of genital herpes to develop?
The first episode usually takes 2 to 20 days to occur after the initial contact, but occasionally symptoms may not occur until months or even years later.
How often does genital herpes recur?
Recurrent outbreaks occur in most, but not all people. They can even happen years after the first outbreak.
Last Reviewed 08/04/2020 Authored 18/09/2009
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