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Cold sores, which are contagious, generally form around the mouth on the lips, cheeks, or gums. This eMedTV resource explores their causes, explains how the virus that causes them is transmitted, and describes treatment options.
Genital herpes, a common STD, has symptoms that primarily affect the genitals and rectum. This eMedTV Web page explains how the disease is transmitted, lists the treatments that are available, and describes the symptoms of the condition.
Herpes zoster is a condition that is characterized by symptoms such as a rash and pain. This eMedTV page explains this condition in more detail, including treatment, diagnosis, and how it is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Featured Medications
Abreva is a non-prescription drug commonly used to treat symptoms of cold sores and shorten healing time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, guidelines for those taking it, side effects, and more.
Acyclovir ointment is a prescribed antiviral medicine that is used to treat genital herpes and cold sores. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on its uses, tips for using the ointment, and side effects.
Famvir is a prescription medication that is used for treating shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Famvir, explains how the medicine works, and provides dosing tips and precautions for the drug.
The lidocaine patch is prescribed to treat nerve pain following a case of shingles. This selection from the eMedTV Web library describes how the patch works, explains when and how to use it, and lists possible side effects of the drug.
Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat shingles, cold sores, genital herpes, and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Valtrex, including information on side effects, available strengths, dosing guidelines, and more.
Xerese is a prescription skin cream used to treat cold sores. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works, what to expect, dosing guidelines, and more.
Zovirax is a prescription medicine that is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Zovirax cream is an antiviral drug that is used to treat cold sores in adults and adolescents. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works to treat an outbreak, outlines potential side effects, and offers tips for those using the cream.
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