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Suggest treatment for herpetic stomatitis in an adult?

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Posted on Mon, 26 May 2014
Question: Treatment for herpetic stomatitis in an adult?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Specific antiviral drugs,cream,pain killers useful

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query.

Herpes simplex lesions are self limiting. The will heal within two weeks with or without treatment.
But treatment with appropriate antiviral drugs definitely fasten the healing, alleviate the discomfort and pain and will reduce the viral shedding after healing.
Acyclovir 4oo mg 3 times a day for 5-7 days or Famcyclovir 250 mg twice a day or Valcyclovir 1 gm daily for 5-7 days will equally effective in healing the HSV lesions or stomatitis. Acyclovir cream can be applied over lips. If pain is severe local anesthetic creams and pain killers may be useful.
Dr S.Murugan
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Brief Answer: Specific antiviral drugs,cream,pain killers useful Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. Thanks for posting your query. Herpes simplex lesions are self limiting. The will heal within two weeks with or without treatment. But treatment with appropriate antiviral drugs definitely fasten the healing, alleviate the discomfort and pain and will reduce the viral shedding after healing. Acyclovir 4oo mg 3 times a day for 5-7 days or Famcyclovir 250 mg twice a day or Valcyclovir 1 gm daily for 5-7 days will equally effective in healing the HSV lesions or stomatitis. Acyclovir cream can be applied over lips. If pain is severe local anesthetic creams and pain killers may be useful. Dr S.Murugan