Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex. Most people infected with HSV-2 are not aware of their infection. However, if symptoms occur during the primary episode, they can be quite pronounced. The primary episode usually occurs within two weeks after the virus is transmitted, and lesions typically heal within two to four weeks.
This WebMD article does a good job of explaining everything you’d want to know about genital herpes, but what are your treatment options if you have it?
Treatment for genital herpes
If it’s your first outbreak, your doctor will probably recommend that you take antiviral tablets daily (usually two or three times a day) for five days. Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes to have flare ups less often. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. There is no cure for herpes, but this kind of treatment can make it easier to live with the condition.
There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: Aciclovir (Zovirax), Famciclovir (Famvir), and Valacyclovir (Valtrex). They are all taken in pill form, but severe cases may be treated with the intravenous drug aciclovir. People who have repeated flare ups (six or more in a year) may be given a long course of the tablets to reduce the number of outbreaks. This is known as suppressive therapy.
Order aciclovir online and avoid your GP’s waiting room
We offer Aciclovir tablets here on our website, and it’s the most cost-effective genital herpes treatment compared to the other antivirals Valacyclovir and Famciclovir. It works just as well, too. If you have an outbreak and you don’t want to go through the whole process of visiting your busy local GP and getting a prescription, you can order quickly and securely from the PostMyMeds site.
All you need to do is fill out a short online consultation form so our qualified clinicians can make sure your chosen treatment is suitable for you. Our prescriptions are always discreetly packaged so you don’t have to worry about your friends or family seeing your medication.
If you have any questions you can use our online chat service, or give us a call on 020 8894 6080. Our payment options are secure and flexible, and we allow easy repeat ordering to save you even more time. Simply log in to your account and reorder the treatment you require through a quicker and more streamlined checkout process.
You can save your card details securely via SagePay and choose from two delivery options: free 1st class delivery by Royal Mail, or Royal Mail special delivery, which is guaranteed to arrive by 1pm the next working day. Your card details will be securely stored with Sage, and we will not have access to them. If you have any notes about your delivery, you can add them easily via the checkout screen.
As well as our online chat and messaging service, you can visit our pharmacy in Twickenham if you have any questions. We’re open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.