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unspokentruth

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unspokentruth

About 2.5 wks ago I had my first outbreak and diagnosed with having HSV-1 with the breakouts in/around my vagina and buttocks. I was given a 7 day prescription of Valtrex with refills. As I finished up the first 7 days I felt an itch and got a refill right away as I was scared of another OB. I just finished my second week on Valtrex yesterday and last night I discovered another outbreak in my buttocks area. I am confused about how Valtrex works. Is it supposed to prevent an OB or is up in the air whether or not Valtrex will work because it Herpes is a Virus? Is it common to have another OB so close to the first? Thanks for you help!

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WarriorKing

Valtrex "disrupts the process by which the herpes virus reproduces itself and spreads to other cells in the body," according to Valtrex.com.

So the Valtrex can keep the first outbreak(s) from being much worse, and when taken as a suppressant can keep the virus from ever getting to the stage of an outbreak.

Some people have a bigger initial fight against this virus, and then the symptoms continue to lessen, but each person can have their own time period for this happening.

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