Review of Management Options for Genital Herpes Infections
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). This article discusses an overview of HSV, diagnosis and workup, as well as treatment options for management of genital herpes.
Practical Management Measures for Patients with Recurrent Herpes Labialis
Recurrent herpes labialis is a common condition associated with the formation of vesicles around the mouth, often preceded by prodromal symptoms including tingling and burning. The purpose of this article is to serve as a practical guide in the management of recurrent herpes labialis by summarizing current treatments and discussing potential new therapies.
Diagnosis of Herpes
This article focuses on the diagnosis of herpes. When is laboratory testing beneficial or even required? This article delves into the various methods of testing.
Available Treatment for Herpes
There are now several drugs available in Canada to treat herpes. This article focuses on Acyclovir, Vidarabine, and Foscarnet.
Herpes Treatment Charts
This article describes the recommended treatments for herpes - cold sores, and genital herpes. Dose recommendations and prescription instructions are provided.
Cold Sores Treatment
Herpes labialis or cold sores are a common and recurring concern for many patients. This article focuses on methods to help patients manage the discomfort and pain associated with cold sores, and to reduce the length of the outbreak.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Acyclovir Treatment
Over all, acyclovir is a safe and effective drug with rare side effects when used as short term treatment. There are some concerns about side effects when acyclovir is used as long term suppressive therapy in patients, particularly pertaining to the kidneys and the blood system.
Herpes Labialis (Cold Sores)
Herpes labialis (Cold sores), its diagnostic features, prevention techniques are discussed as well as its typical course. Treatment options, non-prescription and prescription that may speed up recovery are also covered.
Famciclovir for the Treatment of Recurrent Genital and Labial Herpes Lesions
For the treatment of labial herpes, a single 1,500mg dose of famciclovir shortened the lesion healing time, shortened the time to normal skin, and resulted in faster resolution of pain and tenderness.
Herpes Labialis (Cold Sores)
Cold sores can be an embarrassment. They can provide a source of herpes that can autoinoculate into the eye as well as infect others. In atopic dermatitis it can be become very widespread and can also produce erythema multiforme.
Valacyclovir for the Management of Herpes Viral Infections
The Herpesviridae family (Types 1-8) continues to inflict considerable morbidity and social stigma upon humanity. Once infected with the herpes viruses, especially Types 1-3, they establish permanent residence within our nervous system and reactivate during periods of stress, trauma, and/or other precipitating factors.
Famciclovir Therapy (Famvir®) for Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster Infections
Genital herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections are common afflictions that are associated with significant morbidity and a decreased quality of life. Famciclovir (Famvir®, Novartis) is an orally administered prodrug of the antiviral agent penciclovir.
Penciclovir Cream – A New Treatment for Herpes Labialis
Penciclovir cream (Vectavir™/Denavir™, SmithKline Beecham) is a novel product, approved in 15 countries including the USA and UK, for the treatment of herpes simplex labialis in immunocompetent adults.