When talking about how to treat genital herpes, there are 3 types of medicine that commonly used as antiviral medication. Those medications are acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir. The three kind of medicine above also can be called as zovirax, valtrex and famvir. Commonly, it will be taken as pill. However, it may give through intravenous injection. Another type of treatment besides medicine is preventing stress.
Next type of treatment is the intermittent treatment. You will be given a prescribed antiviral drug for about 2 up to 5 days when the outbreak attack. The medication will decrease the outbreak symptom level and boost the healing process. The last type of treatment is suppressive treatment. This treatment will make you consume the antiviral drug every day. Suppressive therapy proved to decrease the outbreak frequency about 70 up to 80%. Besides that, it may also reduce the risk to infecting others.