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Antiviral medications can be used in two ways

Jan 2nd 2014 at 10:10 PM

antiviralAntivirus the treatments can: Shorten the duration of the episode genital herpes infection and help accelerate the healing of injuries Reduce the number. Episodes ¯ or avoid them altogether Antiviral medications can be used in two ways: 1. to treat outbreaks when they occur - known as 'episodic' treatment aims to shorten the duration of each outbreak and alleviate symptoms.

If you are coping well with the disease and outbreaks are not as common, you and your doctor can come to the conclusion that episodic treatment is the most appropriate option. 2. To prevent or delay outbreaks - known as suppressive therapy. If outbreaks are reactivation, frequent or severe - or if you find them particularly bothersome - your doctor may recommend him oral antiviral medication every day to help prevent the emergence of these outbreaks reactivation.

Suppressive treatment is done continuously, i.e., daily, for months or even years. Oral antiviral mediations are sold by prescription. If you are 'episodic' treatment, the sooner treatment is started after the first appearance of the symptoms of an episode, the more effective it will be. Therefore, consult your physician and ask he / she prescribes treatment advance for you to start immediately after detecting the early symptoms of a herpes episode. Specific antiviral therapies Val acyclovir when used as episodic treatment, vale clover accelerates wound healing and decreases the duration of pain during the outbreak.

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