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Aciclovir...effectiveness?

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knickers

Hi all.

After being diagnosed yesterday the doctor put me on a 5 day course of Aciclovir 200mg five times a day. I realise it's only been a day and a half of my course, but so far I just seem to be getting more sores and itching - a substantial amount of Lidocaine is helping with the pain. I just wanted to know, for you:

  • How long does it normally take for Aciclovir to help an outbreak?
  • How does it help?
  • Does it shorten it noticeably?

Thank you - I just don't really know what to expect from this!

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JBnATL

Well antivirals are most effective if you take it prior to an outbreak or early on. If you were far along in your outbreak they may not be that effective. But in the long run they can be very effective.

You should also find this first outbreak will be your worst. They get better with time. I have had it so long I no longer get outbreaks.

Come to the "Chat Room", there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!

JB

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