Management Of Genital Herpes With Oral Medication And Ointments?

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I want to ask, I have genital herpes in the vagina. I was given ointment and oral medication. In the recipe, it was given an acyclovir ointment, coincidentally in the pharmacy there was no brand of acyclovir with the zoter brand. So I bought the zoter because the ingredients were the same. But when I read in the brochure it was written not recommended to be used on the vagina. So do I have to buy the brand acyclovir or just continue using zoter?

1 Answer:

Hello Ratih Retnosari,


Genital herpes (herpes simplex) is caused due to infection with the HSV-2 virus (in some cases oral sex can be found HSV-1 infection). Genital herpes can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex with sufferers of genital herpes.


Symptoms of genital herpes are as follows:

Flake filled with liquid with a red base
Lenting appears in groups
Lenting can rupture to release fluid or blood and then form a scab (crust)
Itching and tenderness around the lenting
Swollen lymph nodes in the groin area

The diagnosis of genital herpes is based on clinical symptoms, physical examination, and supporting examinations such as blood tests or examination of genital fluid samples if needed. Management of genital herpes aims to reduce the severity of symptoms due to resilience that appears and accelerate healing. Medications that are usually given are antivirals such as acyclovir, famcivlovir, valacyclovir. Treatment mainly in the form of oral (oral medication) taken by a certain dose in a period of time according to the type of drug (determined by the doctor).


The use of antivirals in the form of ointments (which are smeared) on the resilience can reduce discomfort and speed up repair of herpes resection. The preparations are in the form of creams or ointments that can be used for the skin or mucosa. Usually only used for resection that is on the outside of genitalia such as the lips of the vagina, not on the inside of the vagina because there is a risk of causing irritation (itching, redness, and swelling). Please use the medicine you already have, but only for the resins located outside the vagina. For the leech that is in the vagina is left alone, because you have also taken oral medication.


Topical acyclovir can be used 5-6 times per day, clean the area of ​​the skin to be smeared with drugs before using the drug, then apply a thin layer of the drug. Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the medicine. During suffering from genital herpes it is recommended not to have sexual relations with a partner so that transmission does not occur. If your symptoms do not diminish after you have used the drug, you should consult with your doctor again.


Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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