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What Can You Take Over The Counter For Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Herpes simplex IRIS

I recently started ARV treatment using Tribuss. I noticed that I have a sore in moy gum that won't respond to over the counter antihistamine or fungal cream. Is this a sign of IRIS? Should I counsult my doctor to rule out possibility of IRIS?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I think that you're probably getting a few steps ahead of the diagnostic pace. First, IRIS is something that occurs primarily among people who start ART with very low CD4 counts and have large increases in their... Read more »

over the counter meds

how come people taking hiv meds can not take over the counter meds?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Who told you that? That is not true... Read more »

over the counter meds!

Can over the counter medications, specifically cold and flu medications cause a false negative ELISA?Thank You....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No.... Read more »

over the counter flu medication

Hi Doctor, Which recommended over the counter medication I can use for fever;coughs and headaches while on Atripla? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Any of the over the counter cold medications likely would be OK to take with Atripla for short term use-benefit of those meds aimed at cold/cough/headache symptoms is variable with wide range of combinations and indivivdual responses observed. KH... Read more »
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Over the Counter Orasure test

Posted by happyfrog, 2 Replies
I have a concern i took a OTC Orasure hiv test NEG at 10-11 weeks is there a need for furture testing or do i need to move on with my life? Read more »

over the counter wart remover for genitals?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. I have noticed some white colored bumps near my testicles, and I have one that is larger, and the other few are very small. I was wondering if it was safe to use an over the counter wart remover such as "duofilm" it is like "Compound W" I... Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »