Valtrex dosage hsv 1

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127596 tn?1210926222 Have an IgG type specific blood test to see your own status. You may have HSV-1 already and not even know it. No HSV-1 does not change to HSV-2 just because you did oral sex or get it on your genitals. They are 2 separate viruses. Each virus type can be transmitted to either site. Though HSV-2 orally is less common (rare) and HSV-1 is a little more common to find between both sites. If you are worried this much about it I would consider a new friend.
Avatar n tn I was recently diagnosed with hsv-1 in the genital region and am currently taking Valtrex which my doctor just put me on a higher dosage (1000-daily). I have been with the same man for years and assume I contracted this from him, he does have oral herpes. This has been a big problem for me and I have been suffering from what seems like a continuos outbreak especially after intercourse.
Avatar n tn Usually having genital HSV-1 is milder than having HSV-2, and causes fewer recurrances. In addition, if your boyfriend has HSV-1 orally, it's unlikely that he will get it genitally since he already has antibodies for it. I'm not a doctor so wait for Dr.HHH's advice. This link has a list of Herepes-friendly doctor. Good luck !
Avatar m tn Genital HSV-1 sheds less than Genital HSV-2. Genital HSV-1 sheds about 3-5% of days a year. Oral HSV-1 sheds more. When talking about transmission some people go years before having transmission to their partner. For example we had a regular poster here who said it took 5 years of a very active oral sex life for her BF to transmit his oral herpes to her genitals. 2. For most STD's yes. When it comes to herpes it only reduces risk about 30%.
Avatar f tn She ordered tests for HSV-1 and 2 and the test came out that I was positive for HSV-1. She prescribed me Valtrex 500mg. Ironically, I started to have tingling sensation around my lips. I have been taking 500mg Valtrex daily for 1 month now and the symptoms of burning and tingling on my lips and my genitals won't go away. I've doubled up my dosage and the symtpoms are still there. So I have 2 questions. 1. Is it possible to have HSV infections in both mouth and gentials at the same time? 2.
Avatar f tn Hi there. I have had HSV-1 genitally for 17 years. After a few initial outbreaks, it went dormant until last year when it came back with a fury. I went on Acyclovir as a suppressant at first, but kept having OBs, so switched to Valtrex in February of this year. It worked beautifully at first. I then had a small outbreak in June that lasted 5 days. I am currently having an outbreak that began over a month ago.
Avatar m tn I was recently prescribed Valtrex/acyclovir for a possible hsv 2 genital outbreak (1 gram every twelve hrs). The results were negative, but I was advised to continue taking the meds until they were gone. I previously was exposed to hsv1 which I rarely have symptoms aside from the occasional fever blister. Shortly after starting the meds i noticed that I had signs of an oral outbreak. I've asked and dr say that the medicine didnt cause it.
Avatar n tn 1. Given the symptoms / evidence, might I have auto-innoculated myself with HSV-1? 2. Would the dermal re-agitation caused by the creams also cause for the muscle / headaches to persist? 3. If it is a fungal infection, why might the cream burn, and why the head / muscle aches? 4. Any other suggested next steps? Apologies for the length, but this has been a continual source of stress for far too long. Thanks for providing this service.
Avatar m tn I was diagonised with HSV-1 genitally about 1 month ago, I am 20. I had a severe inital outbreak due to alot of emotional stress (from a variety of things, not just herpes). After 4 days of valtrex I was clear and now I take it daily as suprresive therapy. My doctor in formed me that HSV-1 reoccurs more then HSV-2 but I have read alot of information that contradicts that, but I dare say doctors say this as a precautionary measurement. Besides that, I had a few things to ask about OBs.
Avatar n tn I contracted genital HSV-1 about three years ago. I had a primary (very bad) that was cultured and positve for HSV-1. I immediately went on valtrex (at the time I thought I might be able to give to my boyfriend who I contracted HSV from, he had a history of cold sores). I did not have an outbreak until approximately a year later (I went off the valtrex approximately 5 months prior). This outbreak was in the perineum area and on one side.
Avatar n tn Don't know his HSV statis. Long distance relationship and was with him for 4 days last week (1/3-1/6). Had unprotected sex numerous times over the 4 days. I was experiencing soreness but thought it was due to the frequent sex. Found out today that I may be (did a culure and awaiting results) in the throws of an outbreak (and also bacterial vaginosis) outbreak is more severe than any of my other outbreaks including the primary. I am very concerned that I could have transmitted it to my partner.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the STD forum. The direct answer to your opening question is yes, valacyclovir (Valtrex) sometimes can affect the HSV blood test. However, probably not in the way you describe here. If someone has new HSV-2, treatment with valacyclovir (or any of the other anti-HSV drugs) can delay the conversion of the blood test from negative to positive. However, once the test is positive, treatment cannot make it negative again. There is a good chance you do not have HSV-2 at all -- i.e.
Avatar f tn Finally, before getting to the specific questions, I suggest you stop taking Valtrex. Most people with genital HSV-1 have few recurrences and little asymptomatic shedding of the virus, low risk of transmission to partners, and no need for ongoing treatment. Further, taking the drug will prevent you from knowing the natural course. For all persons with new genital herpes, I advise no suppressive treatment (i.e.
Avatar n tn Your accusations follow your failure to analyze. In testing done by Valtrex, they concluded patients with HSV-1 should take two doses over the period of twenty-four hours at the first onset of prodromes. They also admitted in their own study that people who took it more often than this showed no variations in results. Facts and opinions are completely different. I didn't come here to get educated. I came here for opinions, a point you obviously missed. How dare you judge me in such a fashion.
Avatar n tn only about 20% is absorbed from the GI tract, and in some people it can be as low as 10%. That's the main advantage of valacyclovir (Valtrex) or famciclovir (Famvir). Also, HSV-1 is less responsive to antiviral therapy than HSV-2. You might have needed a bigger dose. In any case, discuss this with your provider. If you still have new lesions appearing, you probably need another course of therapy. 2) Yes, the situation is atypical. See my opening comments.
Avatar n tn My bf is positive for both HSV 1 and 2. He had a 4-something for HSV 1 and 1.8 for HSV 2. Did I give this to him? My number is higher. Or is it impossible to tell?
Avatar f tn After 6 months on suppressive therapy, I was having constant vaginal itching and redness. My OB changed my valtrex to 1 gm and had vaginal itching decrease but did not go away. I was prescribed a cream-triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% and it would help to relieve the itch, but it would come back a few days later. I have used the cream for 2 years off and on, until recently due to becoming pregnant. Is itching a side effect of the valtrex?
Avatar m tn I understand that Valtrex its just 1 pill - - Acyclovir is x2 and possiblities of missing a dosage is more likely however is Acyclovir more affective?
Avatar m tn I have some questions about my genital HSV-1 that was diagnosed a month ago! While some of them may not be able to be directly answered, could you give your best possible approximation? Thank you very much! I am taking: Valtrex (500mg, once daily), Vitamin-C (620mg with bioflavonoids), L-Lysine (1000mg), and Zinc (50mg). The only noticeable outbreak has been along my upper-inner left thigh, slightly upon the scrotum. 1.
Avatar m tn I have a couple questions... 1) is valtrex equally effective against hsv-1 as it is hsv-2? and should i consider starting on a daily dosage? 2) is it possible that i will have mutliple OB's and once my antibodies build up may not have another for a long time? 3) any advice on telling a possible GF about my problem Any advice or help is useful....
Avatar m tn If blood tests were done, tell me the exact results, i.e. the numerical values for both HSV-1 and HSV-2. Did a health professional diagnose it in person, or is photograph the only time one of your doctors saw the actual lesions? If indeed you have HSV-2, I'm not convinced that it was the cause of many (most?) of the symptoms you had in the first few months: 1) You "took generic Valacyclovir for the first 3 outbreaks, didn’t seem to have a strong effect....
Avatar n tn a) genital HSV-1 rarely recurs, recurring only about 1 16th as commonly as HSV-2; 2. There is little asymptomatic shedding of genital HSV-1 (the primary mode of transmission) and ; 3. genital HSV-1 is rarely transmitted to sexual partners, about half of whom are not vulnerable to further HSV-1 infection since they already have it, whether they know it or not (about 50-60% of adults have HSV-1 most of whom do not know they ahve it).
Avatar m tn Dear Doctor, I have been diagnosed and living with HSV 2 for about a year and a half now. I get outbreaks every 1 or 2 months which are quite painful and that leave unpleasant scars for long periods maybe some even permanent. Sometimes i will get 1 or 2 large blisters and sometimes 10-12 small ones and I don't really quite know why this is.
Avatar f tn That is what I think is why you are not getting rest from the outbreaks. Remember 1 gram of Valtrex. Not any other brand. Valtrex is the BEST! And stay away from acidic foods too! Do not consume alot of pizza or greasy hamburgers. Eat chicken, and salads, and stay away from citric fruit. They will also bring about the outbreak. Motrin is good for the pain and the swelling. I take 600mg worth with plenty of water! I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn If this is herpes, why isn't Valtrex working? Why is it getting worse when I increase the dosage from one to two pills per day? I've told new sex partners in advance of becoming intimate, and nobody has ever not been with me due to herpes. I haven't been tested for HSV2 or HSV1 because my Dr. said it's expensive and not worthwhile. Dr. Handsfield told this person that his tongue white spots aren't HSV2 because it's so rare:
Avatar n tn should i continue the year with this dosage? Ive seen mixed reviews on suppressive therapy for genital hsv 1. Also, if my partner has oral hsv 1, can i pass this to his genitals through regulat sex or is he immune elsrwhere? Lastly, we obviously kissed, how is it that i received type 1 genitally and not orally first? Perhaps you can have it in noth, i guess it just goes back to my previous question about localized transmission.