Whilst the herpes virus is incurable, you can still find herpes treatments to help you manage the infection, prevent outbreaks and reduce symptoms. The most effective antivirals are Famvir, Valtrex and Aciclovir.
These antivirals work by inhibiting the spread of the virus which helps the body to fight off the virus and force it into a dormant state. A herpes treatment can work by blocking the virus’ ability to enter a cell; or by blocking the very last stage of the virus’ reproductive cycle. Antivirals classed as herpes treatments stop a virus from hijacking a cell’s regeneration ability, so that the virus itself can create more viral cells.
Aciclovir treats full outbreaks of genital herpes effectively, and is usually prescribed to people who experience outbreaks for the first time. If you’ve recently contracted genital herpes, you’ll probably be prescribed a 200mg dose to be taken five times a day for five days.
If you suffer from multiple outbreaks every year, you could be prescribed Aciclovir to prevent further outbreaks. Usually you need to take 200mg of this herpes treatment four times a day for up to 12 months.
Aciclovir is the only antiviral often prescribed to treat cold sores. It can be taken for six months to a year to suppress the virus. You’ll usually need to take 200mg of this herpes treatment for four times a day for up to a year.
Aciclovir is effective in treating full outbreaks of shingles, helping to relieve some nerve pain caused by this condition. You should take an 800mg dose of this herpes medication five times a day for seven days.
Valtrex is a successful genital herpes treatment that’s most effective if taken within 48 hours of noticing symptoms. It’s usually taken for seven to ten days, with most people noticing a visible improvement within 24 hours. It can also be taken in a lower dosage as a preventative treatment.
An outbreak of cold sores can be effectively treated with just one day of using Valtrex. This herpes treatment involves taking four times 500mg tablets in one day.
To treat a singles outbreak you should take two 500mg tablets three times a day, over a seven-day period. Without Valtrex, a shingles rash can spread for three days before it stops. Using this herpes medication caps the spread by more than a day, helping you to recover more quickly.
If you take Famvir within 24 hours of noticing symptoms, it can prevent a full outbreak. You’ll need to take two 500mg tablets of this herpes treatment 12 hours apart if you want to stop an outbreak.
This herpes treatment can also be taken as a preventative treatment for up to a year if you want to push the virus into a dormant state. It’s usually prescribed to people who experience persistent outbreaks.
If you take Famvir as soon as you notice the tingling signs of an outbreak of cold sores, it can reduce the time you display symptoms by as much as two days. You only need to take one dose of three 500mg tablets.
This herpes treatment can reduce your recovery time by two to three days if you’re taking Famvir. It can also help treat the nerve pain that is caused by the condition. You should take a 750mg dose for a seven-day period.
What’s the next step?
You can buy herpes treatments online from HealthExpress.eu if you complete an online consultation with one of our registered doctors. This ensures a medical professional can assess if it’s safe for you to buy herpes treatment. If it’s deemed suitable, they’ll write you a prescription and we’ll post the antiviral medication to you with free next-day delivery.