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What Medications actually help? does acyclovir work?

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sdkpolish

My younger brother thinks he has herpies. the issue is he has never had sex with anyone. ever. no oral no nothing. He's only 17 and i kind of take care of him sinse our parents passed. So he confronted me after takeing many medications. So first i though well he hasnt had sex so he cant have it.

So thats my first question. Can a virgin with absolutely no sexual contact get herpes.

then the second one i had my girlfriend take a look at it. then we went to the internet. and it certainly wasnt jok itch. and we looked at several photos of herpes. she was certain it was herpes so i had a look against my wanting. and im pretty shure it is.

he doesnt want to go to the doctors and i dont have the money.

is their any medications out their that could at least suppress and take the visual away because hes freakin out.

he has his mind up on the acyclovir but i dont know if it actually works. and its exspensive.

Please help

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MsLucy

Suppressive drugs like Acyclovir require a prescription from a dr to purchase. Your brother needs to be tested. Maybe he doesn't want to (who does?) but it's necessary. If he can't afford it, there must be a free clinic or something he could go to. Without an accurate diagnosis, there's no way for him to know for sure what he's dealing with. Self diagnosis is sketchy at best, and he just may have something besides herpes that requires treatment. For the sake of his health and well being, convince him to go get checked.

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luca

Without a diagnosis why would you want to live your life thinking you have herpes when you may not even have it. But anyway to answer your question, I have had alot of success with Lysine and a healthy diet and lifestyle. Lysine is relativly inexpensive and for some people works wonders. I was diagnosed about 5 months ago and have only 1 major outbreak and that was the initial one.

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sosadsoworried

I don't know where you are located, but the local health department here does testing for that. If you tell them you are financially strapped they will give you a break on your cost of testing (which was going to be $65) and it's VERY confidential. Best of luck to you in what must be a very hard situation.

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sosadsoworried

just a footnote on that last post, I ended up going to the local health department because my doc and the emergency room docs REFUSED to test me, and I was crying so much they let me have my test for $5. pity is never a pretty thing, but it saved me some money :p

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skydreams

You can't just self diagnose and medicate, there are a lot of things it could be, and there are infections and things that could develop as well. I took weeks to go to a clinic because I thought all I had was an irritation, and wound up having to take medicine for a staph infection too when I finally went.

Go to am Ambulatory Care Clinic, they're in the same facility as hospitals, and charge you based on income and do NOT charge you the day you're there, you can pay whenever you can. I was charged $35 for 2 visits and a test. Acyclovir worked ok for me, it's like $4 per daily set on the walmart plan I think. A week's worth ran me around $20 with my local taxes.

MAKE him go to an ambulatory care clinic and pick up a bottle of Lysine from the drug store.

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