Genital Herpes Treatment Online
If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, and require treatment for when an outbreak occurs, you can order a course of treatment from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service.
No prescription is required to use this service, as our doctors will issue one on your behalf to our pharmacy if your order is approved.
To place an order, complete the online assessment form and finalise your order. Our doctors will then review and, if appropriate, issue a prescription for dispensing and dispatch to your chosen delivery address.
Genital Herpes treatment options
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What is Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you have contracted the virus, it will be present in your body for the rest of your life, however, this does not mean you will always have symptoms. Some people may never display symptoms, and may not be aware they are carriers. It's important to test for STI's if you have had unprotected sex.
Aciclovir, Famciclovir or Valaciclovir
Outbreak: One tablet two to three times a day for five days
Suppression: One tablet twice daily for three months
Taking early is important. When taken within five days of the start of an outbreak, antivirals can shorten your outbreak by up to two days or prevent one altogether. They should also make symptoms less severe.
Painful blister in genital region
Flu like symptoms
What causes Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is caused when someone contracts the herpes virus usually via sexual contact with a carrier of the virus herpes simplex.
This may be via
- unprotected sex
- genital contact
- oral sex
How do you treat Genital Herpes?
Antivirals medications are required to treat outbreaks of genital herpes. It should be noted, that the virus will never go away completely however.
Treatment will settle any outbreaks of the virus. Treatments include
What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes?
The most commonly presented symptoms of genital herpes are painful blisters and sores which often break out around your genitals, buttocks and thighs. Flu-like symptoms of fever, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes are also a common presenting symptom of genital herpes.
Other symptoms may include;
- Itching or tingling around your genital and / or anal region
- Pain on urination
What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus.
What are the symptoms of genital herpes?
The main symptoms of genital herpes are painful blisters and sores which occur around your genitals, buttocks and thighs.
How can I treat genital herpes?
Antivirals are required to treat genital herpes. These include Aciclovir, Famciclovir and Valaciclovir.
Can you cure genital herpes?
Once the virus is contracted, it will remain in your body for life. You will not always, or may never display symptoms however.
Can you get genital herpes from a cold sore?
Unfortunately yes. If someone who has a cold sore performs oral sex on you, it's possible you will contract the herpes virus which can lead to genital herpes.
How do I test for genital herpes?
You should contact your local sexual health clinic or GP to get a test for genital herpes.
You can also find home test kits online.
What happens if I have genital herpes while pregnant?
You should seek help from your GP. You should not take any antiviral medication without consultation, as these may cause complications for both you and your baby.
Are there alternative treatments for genital herpes?
You can use a local anaesthetic gel to help deal with painful outbreaks of genital herpes.
This would usually be used in conjunction with an antiviral medication.
Genital Herpes Treatment Comparison
|Outbreak Dosage||One tablet THREE times daily for five days||One tablet TWICE daily for 5 days||One tablet TWICE daily for 5 days|
|Suppression Dosage||One tablet TWICE daily for 3 months||One tablet TWICE daily for 3 months||One tablet TWICE daily for 3 months|
|Mechanism||Prevents the virus from multiplying||Prevents the virus from multiplying||Prevents the virus from multiplying|
|Price||Cheapest. From £14.95.||More expensive. From £19.95.||More expensive. From £19.95.|