Herpes

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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)

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.

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.

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.

Herpes Treatment Charts

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

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.

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.

Available Treatment for Herpes

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

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.

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.

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.

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®).

Shingrix for Herpes Zoster: A Review

Shingrix®, a new recombinant subunit vaccine, has shown a great deal of promise in the prevention of HZ in adults over the age of 50. The combination of zoster viral glycoprotein E and the AS01B adjuvant system make it a safe, efficacious option for the elderly as well as immunosuppressed individuals.

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