Genital Herpes Male Treatment and Medication
Genital herpes male treatment usually suggested with antiviral medication. Even though this type of herpes cannot be cured but antiviral medication surely can help you to ease the pain. Antiviral also can make the healing process become faster. Of course, this medication needs to be given at an early stage of initial infection.
If you use antiviral for repeated outbreak then it is better to use it immediately when you feel any itchy, tingle, burning and blister appear. Some patient with genital herpes may experience many outbreaks. They have better to consume the medication on daily basis for certain times as prescribed. Not only help you deal better with the disease but it is also limiting the possibility of spreading it to other people.
Genital herpes male treatment common prescribed drug
Commonly prescribed antiviral medication for genital herpes is acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir. Those three drugs are also well known as Zovirax, Famvir, and Valtrex. Those three can be taken in a pill form. However, some severe cases may need an intravenous drug acyclovir. Here is complete treatment stages detail:
When you have the symptom of sores, take an immediate test. If the result of diagnosing is positive then the doctor will give you around 10 days of antiviral therapy. When the sores do not get better then you may take the treatment a little longer.
If you have another symptom appear then doctor usually will give you intermittent therapy. If you feel that there will be outbreak coming through the appeared sores then you can take an antiviral pill for about 2 up to 5 days. The sores actually can disappear on its own but antiviral can help you deal with the discomfort and pain while healing it faster.
If you have more than 6 times of outbreak in a year then suppressive therapy may be your option. In fact, this type of therapy can decrease the outbreak around 70 up to 80 %.
Genital herpes male treatment medication possible side effect
Taking antiviral medication does not mean that you will not be getting any side effect from it. There are several side effect that commonly happens. Those are a headache, fatigue, rash, seizures, nausea, vomiting and tremor. This side effect is not creating any severe effect even though commonly happen during genital herpes male treatment.