Valtrex over the counter

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Avatar n tn Hey, does anyone know if theres anything to buy over the counter that will speed up healing process/sort out the immense pain/ and help with peeing with herpes? Ive tried a few things, tea tree and olbas oil seems to get rid of them when i feel im getting a tingling sensation but once there fully there i find it really difficult to get them to leave. I wouldnt mind going to my doctors but i get them so regularly i would be there every other month!
Avatar n tn My family doctor (whose not STI focused) mentioned that Valtrex and its generic counterpart might be deregulated as an over-the-counter drug within in the next two years......this is in Canada; I'm not entirely sure about US or the UK.... The only downside is that once a drug is deemed over-the-counter, it is no longer considered an eligible benefit under extended medical plans. Those drugs require a prescription.
Avatar n tn I was just diagnosed so I do not have an outbreak history but my doctor said she will only prescribe Valtrex during outbreaks. When I read about Valtrex daily it seems beneficial but that could be the pharmaceutical money talking. Also, is there any truth to taking lysine supplements or any other over the counter supplements that may help prevent outbreaks? Last question, I have not been with anyone for over a year and a half and have recently started having sex with one partner.
Avatar m tn Is it necessary to began a daily medication again, such a s Valtrex, or would I be safe just trying to treat breakouts with something over the counter, such as Dynamiclear?
Avatar n tn But the word is pretty much out on the Valtrex and Valtrex-like medications - they cut down on symptoms and help protect negative partners. Good luck, whatever decision you make. Also, if you do try other supplements, post back and let us know if anything worked.
Avatar m tn She put me on an over the counter antihistamine (Claritin I think) for 3 weeks, and they went away. I suspect that if I'd started on them as soon as the hives started showing up, they would have been gone much sooner.
Avatar f tn There are no over the counter antiviral meds for herpes. You would need a prescription for either Valtrex, Acyclovir or Famvir.
Avatar n tn I've NEVER felt pain like this in my life from anything and even the Vicodin she prescribed along with over the counter AZO Standard does nothing. I am trying to bank on that yeast infection as I'm terrified it's herpes. With 3 or 4 diagnosis within the course of a little over a week, I just need answers...please help if you can. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/663769'>Possibility of herpes in urethra of male??</a>.
Avatar n tn I have pernicious anemia. The itching would almost drive me crazy. PN is dangerous if left undiagnosed. You need a more intensive blood test than just the usual cbc. If you have it, you just need b-12 injections. No amount of pills will help. Just get this checked, as it will ultimately become deadly.
101028 tn?1419606604 You can use acyclovir, valtrex or famvir for this. Just keep in mind that the antivirals work best when taken at the very first sign of a potential ob so if you start feeling that tell tale tingle/itch or whatever your prodrome is ( if you have one ) start the meds then. No need to wait until you have a full blown ob - the sooner you can start the meds the faster they work. Some folks can even head off a full blown ob if they start medication early enough.
Avatar m tn There are also several topicals that you can get over the counter. Some of these are Abreva, Releev, and Dermoplast. In addition some people use natural remedies such as honey, which has been found to have antiviral properties. However, these have not been formulated, and have had no clinical trials, specifically to treat HSV.
Avatar n tn It grows there for the same reason that jock itch grows -- it is a moist and dark area. Buy one of the over-the-counter anti=fungal creams and put the cream on twice each day until the area is cleared up. You may need to use a Qtip to reach the area. Then try to keep it dry. You might even want to put a small piece of toilet paper there gently.
Avatar n tn Valtrex can take effect within two or three days. Believe it or not, the over-the-counter heartburn medicine cimetidine (which you probably know as Tagamet) can also help lessen the pain and intensity of the rash. Take 200 mg three times a day with meals, plus 400 mg at bedtime. None of these drugs are perfect solutions. Antiviral medications are burdened by potential side effects like nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, and abdominal pain.
Avatar n tn Really? MS? Come on now. Now, while I don't want to downplay your own afflictions (and I'm sorry you were diagnosed with MS, it's a horrible disease) - but considering there are QUITE A FEW posts of similiar nature, perhaps it's best to help provide more common/less severe possibilities as well as the "worst case scenarios?
Avatar n tn Acyclovir works best for me and for many others, for example. I hope you find relief soon. There may be over-the-counter topicals that will help with the discomfort. I've heard that folks sometimes use the oral herpes ointments with success. Good luck to you!
Avatar n tn I got it from oral sex which my ex of only a couple months had a cold sore which she never knew it was the case of herpes but hormones of her birth control go figure!...and had an outbreak and went to the er for get a test blood and swab of the lesions. 1) I am wondering on the shedding rate of it, like how many days of the year in average?
Avatar n tn I've NEVER felt pain like this in my life from anything and even the Vicodin she prescribed along with over the counter AZO Standard does nothing. I am trying to bank on that yeast infection as I'm terrified it's herpes. With 3 or 4 diagnosis within the course of a little over a week, I just need answers...please help if you can. This discussion is related to Possibility of herpes in urethra of male??
Avatar n tn My dermatologist usually prescribes me Valtrex for immediate results. I have taken over-the-counter Abbreva too. Anyway, I am 8weeks pregnant and had a m/c in November. I am so nervous about this pregnancy and want this baby so bad. I dont want to do anything to harm my little bean. So far, things have been going well in the pregnancy and our next US is the 22nd.
Avatar m tn The burning on one side of the shaft of the penis is more commonly caused by a fungal (yeast) infection and topical medication may be useful - it is available over the counter in something like Lotrimin. Taking the Valtrex would not prolong an initial case of herpes, if you had that, which I seriously doubt that you have, it would shorten it.
Avatar m tn It's available over the counter. Do not apply in open wounds or when the skin has large breaks on it. Discuss with your physician before applying the said cream as corticosteroids have their own side effects and this may lead to further thinning of the skin. However, eczematous skin conditions and fungal infections usually respond to corticosteroids and the definite diagnosis of the skin condition has to be ascertained first.
Avatar f tn Ice applied directly to the cold sore site prior to the eruption of a blister may reduce the potential swelling. Any drying over-the-counter cold sore preparation that contains camphor and/or phenol may provide relief if applied in the early stages. When used in the scab stage, these ointments can help prevent painful cracking and bleeding.
Avatar n tn Also, I am 5 days in with the angry looking rash, but it has not scabbed over, nor has it blistered. Has the Valtrex prevented it from doing so, or is this yet to happen? Can I get the rash wet?
Avatar n tn Hi, 'Over-the-counter (OTC) ointments, such as topical lidocaine or benzyl alcohol (Zilactin), can help ease discomfort. Try applying ice or warm compresses to the blisters to ease the pain. Avoid squeezing, pinching or picking at any blister.' You could read more about the condition at the following link - and You should reconsult with your doctor if your symptoms persist.
Avatar n tn Although obviously at work it is difficult, i find that inhaling with herbal oils (put a few drops in hot water, place a towel over your head over the bowl,) baths, massage and cutting wheat out of my diet helps immensely to sooth these symptoms. Hope this was some help to you.
Avatar f tn It lives it the nerves at the base of the spine. Antibodies are in the blood.
Avatar n tn It doesn't mean he cheated on you. However, you don't say what type you have (1 or 2). You could have contracted it through oral sex (cold sore on his mouth to your vagina) or through penis-vagina sex (type 2). The first outbreak is often the worst for folks. I had my initial outbreak years ago, then never had another one and never had any symptoms after that. It varies from person to person. Your boyfriend needs to get tested, obviously, so you two can figure out which types you have.
Avatar m tn No - the herpes antivirals are only available in the US by prescription. There's no such thing as sugar bumps in the genital area. You need to be seen and professionally evaluated and tested and treated. Do not attempt to handle this on your own.
Avatar f tn So Tuesday I went to another gyn who guaranteed it's a yeast infection, he gave me Diflucan and prescribed monistat 3 which I had to get over the counter. I took the pill yesterday and began using the monistat treatment. Here I am at work itching so much and dont' know what to do. I cut my nails but still woke up with blood in them, I must have scratched all night. I've tried the monistat anti itch cream which doesn't help much, instead it burns. I wash with baby soap. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I have seen this addition turbo charge Valtrex with many patients (even though we are still arguing about this in the medical community). L-lysine is an over the counter amino acid supplement that appears to help the body fight viral challenges. The only side effect you can get from it is diarrhea if you take too much. If that occurs you just cut back the dose until it subsides. best of luck..
Avatar n tn I have read from a managing herpes book written by MDs that steroids in hydrocortizone can inhibit the immune system and healing herpes lesions so I have not tried hydrocortizone on the lingering lesion. What over the counter and/or perscription topical ointments would you suggest trying in order of your preference? I would like to research your recommendations and take that info. with me when I go see a dermatologist.