Oral Herpes (cont.)
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Are There Treatments and Medications for Oral Herpes (HSV-1, Herpes Simplex Virus-1)?
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Treatment includes medication for fever (see above, anti-inflammatory drugs) and taking plenty of fluids.
Mild uncomplicated eruptions of herpes simplex require no treatment. Severe infection may require treatment with an antiviral agent. Oral antiviral drugs include
These drugs may stop viral replication in the skin but do not eliminate HSV from the body or prevent later outbreaks (HSV reactivation). These drugs are used more frequently with HSV-2 infections. Most investigators suggest consulting an infectious-disease expert when HSV-infected people need hospitalization. Research findings suggest laser treatments may speed healing and lengthen the time before any sores reappear.
Last Reviewed 8/31/2017
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