Herpes

Treatment

Genital herpes is a widespread sexually transmitted disease transferred between sexual partners who have unprotected intercourse, including oral sex. The herpes virus can be transferred by genital-to-genital, genital-to-oral, or oral-to-oral contact. Although oral-to-oral contact typically results in oral herpes.

The condition is caused by the herpes simplex virus, which can remain dormant in your body for years and cause random herpes outbreaks over time.Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is responsible for most oral transmission, while herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is dominant in genital transmission.

Serious complications, although extremely rare, may include:

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Higher chance of getting and passing HIV

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Ongoing, frequent and painful outbreaks

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Eye herpes

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Brain infection and inflammation (encephalitis or meningitis)

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Itching, painful blisters on the genital and rectal area

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Skin irritations, small cuts, and fissures

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Burning sensation when urinating

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Swollen glands in your pelvic region

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Fever

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Chills

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Muscle aches

NOTE: Lab testing is NOT required prior to treatment if you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms.


CallonDoc offers both at-home test kits and in-person lab testing. After treatment we recommend a test of cure 2-3 weeks after completing treatment to confirm clearing the infection.

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Acyclovir

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Valacyclovir

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FAQ

Genital herpes is one of the world’s most common STDs, transmitted during unprotected sex. However, some forms of herpes, including oral herpes, can be transferred through skin-to-skin contact or kissing. Genital herpes causes painful blisters to form around your genitalia and may be accompanied by several uncomfortable symptoms related to the blisters.
Most people only get diagnosed with genital herpes years after they’re infected. That’s because the virus can remain dormant for a long time before manifesting symptoms. Some of the first signs of genital herpes are small white or red fluid-filled blisters appearing on or around your genital or rectal area.
There is no known cure for herpes, but there are effective treatment options for herpes outbreaks. The best way to treat genital herpes is to take daily suppressive therapy medications. The most common drugs used include Acyclovir and Famciclovir. They are antiviral medications that can help reduce the severity and frequency of herpes outbreaks. CallonDoc offers online herpes medicine prescriptions and consultations with board-certified doctors. This can help you quickly and affordably access the right medication for you.
There is no cure for genital herpes, and the condition is not seen as life-threatening. However, not taking medication or a herpes remedy to manage the symptoms or severity of the outbreak could lead to other complications, including bladder issues and yeast infections. If left untreated, you can also risk spreading herpes to other sexual partners who may not have herpes. If you are in a relationship, you and your partner should get tested for herpes with a CallonDoc At-Home Test Kit. If one partner tests positive and the other negative, you should seek suppressive therapy with CallonDoc.
Confirming a herpes diagnosis requires simple testing methods such as a physical exam and scraping the blisters to take a viral culture. You can also test for Herpes from home with At-Home test kits from CallonDoc. Order the kit online delivered to your door, provide the needed samples and send it back to an accredited lab. Secure results online where televisit and treatment is included with your test. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a doctor can provide you with a prescription to help reduce the severity and frequency of the outbreaks.
You can get a herpes prescription online by using the virtual doctor’s consultation services offered by CallonDoc. Not only does CallonDoc make board-certified physicians available to you wherever you are, but they can help you decide on your treatment options and provide easily accessible support should you need more information about your condition. Other services offered by CallonDoc include help with access to mental health professionals should you require it, and assistance or advice for dozens of other conditions.
Genital herpes medication requires a doctor’s prescription. You can get this without visiting a doctor’s office by using CallonDoc’s doctor consultation services; no insurance needed. Your CallonDoc doctor can prescribe the best medication for you and send the prescription directly to your local pharmacy, which should have your treatment delivered in discreet packaging or sign up for a membership plan where medication is included and delivered to your home for free.
Although natural remedies can help ease the burning sensation or pain that comes with genital herpes, they cannot cure the condition. Properly managing genital herpes requires medical care and prescription herpes medications.
No, there is no cure for genital herpes. Suppression treatment with antiviral medication can help reduce the frequency of outbreaks, however. There are also ongoing clinical trials to find a herpes vaccine.
The best way to manage genital herpes is by taking suppression medication. Drugs like Acyclovir and Famciclovir can help reduce the frequency at which you experience outbreaks and, in some cases, reduce the severity and duration of these outbreaks. CallonDoc offers online doctor consultations where you can discuss genital herpes testing and treatment options. Prescriptions can be sent to your local pharmacy, and the medication delivered by discreet shipping directly to your home where available.