Herpes Treatment Options:
Which Genital Herpes Treatment Is Right For You?
Whilst there is currently no cure, there are genital herpes treatments available. These treatments can help by preventing the virus from multiplying. This can also help reduce the spread of the virus.
So, what are herpes treatments and how are they used? Antiviral medication can help ease the severity of symptoms and reduce the duration of outbreaks by 1-2 days. This is most effective if taken as soon as possible after the symptoms start, but can be taken up to 5 days after symptom onset. Pain-relieving creams can also help ease discomfort.
Here at Webdoctor.ie, we currently offer prescriptions for two different antiviral genital herpes treatments, Aciclovir and Valaciclovir. We can also provide prescriptions for Instillagel, an anaesthetic gel.
Using Aciclovir As A Genital Herpes Treatment
Aciclovir, is an antiviral treatment used for Herpes Simplex Virus. Antiviral treatments work by preventing viruses from multiplying. This reduces the severity of the infection and the duration of the outbreak.
How To Use Valaciclovir As A Genital Herpes Treatment
Like Aciclovir, Valaciclovir is an antiviral medication. This genital herpes treatment is available in tablet form and you should take one tablet (500mg) twice a day for 3-5 days.
You can take Valaciclovir tablets with or without food and you should spread doses out throughout the day. Just like Aciclovir, you should start taking Valaciclovir as soon as possible after the start of the genital herpes episode for maximum benefit, but within 5 days of symptom onset.
Using Instillagel for Genital Herpes
Instillagel is an anaesthetic gel that can be used to ease pain and discomfort. It contains 5% lidocaine and comes in a 6 ml syringe. Once applied to the affected area, it works quickly to numb the area. It is worth noting that it will not have any effect on the duration or severity of the symptoms, it simply helps ease the pain.
You should apply a small amount of this gel (1-2 ml) to the affected area as needed. We recommend applying the gel using a cotton bud or whilst wearing gloves to reduce direct contact with the lesions and avoid numbing your fingers. You should not use more than one-third of the syringe in 24 hours.
Genital Herpes Treatment
How to Order a Prescription for Aciclovir, Valaciclovir, and Instilagel
As mentioned above, Webdoctor.ie currently offers prescriptions for these genital herpes treatments. You can request a prescription through our discreet and convenient online prescription service. To do this, you will need to fill out a brief questionnaire to provide our doctors with some information about your symptoms and a brief medical history. Then, one of our doctors will review your request to ensure this treatment is medically safe and suitable for you. Once approved, we will send your prescription directly to an Irish pharmacy of your choice. To do this, we use secure Healthmail.
Our Genital Herpes Treatment prescription service is available 24/7 and you don’t need to make an appointment with one of our GPs to request the prescription. You can access this service via any phone, laptop or tablet with internet and it costs just €25!
If you have questions or concerns about the treatment options available, you can book an online video consultation with one of our GPs and they will be happy to talk you through the options and answer any questions you may have.
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