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Suggest remedies for genital herpes

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Dr. Kakkar S.

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Is this a hsv2 outbreak, or friction blister? Outbreak free since initial in 2010. Was rough on clitoral hood. Itchy yesterday, painful today. Have photo
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Genital Herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. kakkar (Dermatologist and Venerelogist). I have noted your concern. and I have viewed the image.
I can see multiple, well defined, small, round to oval, erosions/ breaks in the genital mucosa. The erosions have a yellowish floor.
This does seem like an outbreak of Genital Herpes with bacterial superinfection.
I suggest a course of an oral antiviral e.g either Valacyclovir or Acyclovir for 5 days. Topically you may use an antibacterial ointment e.g either Mupirocin or a triple antibiotic ointment e.g Neosporin, twice daily.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 3 hours later
This is a prescription only medication in australia. Can you help me with this? Or do i have to pay for a visit with a GP?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Oral antivirals are prescription based only

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes, It is a prescription based medication. I wish I could, but this being an online medical forum, I can only suggest you. You need to request a prescription from your GP.

Regards


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