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Suggest treatment for recurrent genital herpes infection

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: 5 years ago a doctor told me I have genital herpes, he gave me Valcyclovil 1g 2 at day for 10 days and I was healed, now i was on medicine for 2 months and I have the same problem, what can I do?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Get swab test of urethral discharge done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you had Genital Herpes infection 5 years back which got cured with Valcyclovir .

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem.
1) Did you have unprotected sex very recently?
2) Do you have itching of the genitals?
3) Is there urethral discharge or fluid filled vesicle on glans penis?
4) Do you have urinary symptoms like burning ,frequency etc?

Though cured symptomatically Herpes 2 infection remains dormant without any symptoms which gets flared up at any time .

Please consult qualified Urologist and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis.
1) Urine routine and culture
2) Swab test and culture of fluid from lesion or urethral discharge .
3) PCR test
4) Basic screening test for STD.

In the mean while continue taking antibiotic like Erythromycin and Acyclovir twice daily.

Ensure to wash your genitals with warm water twice daily,

Ensure to avoid sexual encounters till it heals up completely.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continue taking medications suggested for 10 days.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for feedback.

Please get the tests done suggested in my reply earlier and continue taking medicines .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for recurrent genital herpes infection

Brief Answer: Get swab test of urethral discharge done. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you had Genital Herpes infection 5 years back which got cured with Valcyclovir . I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem. 1) Did you have unprotected sex very recently? 2) Do you have itching of the genitals? 3) Is there urethral discharge or fluid filled vesicle on glans penis? 4) Do you have urinary symptoms like burning ,frequency etc? Though cured symptomatically Herpes 2 infection remains dormant without any symptoms which gets flared up at any time . Please consult qualified Urologist and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis. 1) Urine routine and culture 2) Swab test and culture of fluid from lesion or urethral discharge . 3) PCR test 4) Basic screening test for STD. In the mean while continue taking antibiotic like Erythromycin and Acyclovir twice daily. Ensure to wash your genitals with warm water twice daily, Ensure to avoid sexual encounters till it heals up completely. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.