Herpes

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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.

Herpes Treatment Charts

This article describes the recommended treatments for herpes - cold sores, and genital herpes. Dose recommendations and prescription instructions are provided.

Recent Approval of Xerese in Canada: 5% Acyclovir and 1% Hydrocortisone Topical Cream in the Treatment of Herpes Labialis

Herpes labialis is a frequently occurring viral infection of the lips and oral mucosa. Clinical data on the efficacy of topical combination acyclovir-hydrocortisone (Xerese™) product in treating herpes labialis are discussed.

Clinical Management of Recurrent Herpes Labialis

This article reviews HSV infections around the lips (herpes labialis), and clinical trial data of a new formulation of topical 5% acyclovir with 1% hydrocortisone cream (Xerese®).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Available Treatment for Herpes

There are now several drugs available in Canada to treat herpes. This article focuses on Acyclovir, Vidarabine, and Foscarnet.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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