Famvir

Pfizer
Famvir is an antiviral film-coated tablet used to treat a number of infections caused by the herpes virus. It stops the infecting virus from reproducing. Since the virus reproduces very early in the infection, you will benefit most from treatment if you take Famvir as soon as the first symptoms appear.

Famvir does not cure the infections, but it does stop the spread of the herpes virus in the body. Famvir does not prevent you from spreading of herpes virus to other people.

While taking Famvir you should get relief from the painful tenderness, tingling, itching and burning. Famvir also helps the sores to heal and usually prevents new sores from forming.

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Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a very uncomfortable and worrying sexually transmitted disease. Genital Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus and can cause outbreaks of painful red blisters and ulcers on a sufferer’s genitals. The virus is characterised by long periods of dormancy and short periods of activity causing the sufferer considerable discomfort and pain.

There are two strains of the simplex virus, strains HSV-1 and HSV-2, with HSV-1 being the least serious and only causing mild symptoms, such as cold sores. Following infection some people will see the symptoms of genital herpes within the first few days, while others may not realise they have the virus for months, even years. Research suggests that 80% of people infected with Herpes do not know that they have the virus, while others may regularly require Herpes treatment.

Sadly for those suffering with Genital Herpes there is no cure to the virus, however there are prescription medications that can treat the symptoms and force the virus into an inactive dominant state. PrivateDoc can offer 2 effective treatments for Genital Herpes, both of which can fight the virus to the point where it will rarely cause the sufferer any symptoms.

How is Genital Herpes Spread?

Most people will catch Herpes through unprotected sexual intercourse, where skin to skin contact occurs on skin with the active symptoms of Herpes. You do not need to have had full sex to acquire the virus when touch is sufficient. Herpes can also be passed through oral sex.

Genital Herpes symptoms to look out for

Genital Herpes symptoms are most profound on the first outbreak of the virus, with the symptoms lasting for up to 20 days unless an effective treatment is administered.

The symptoms to look for include

  • Ulcer on the genitals
  • Red watery blisters
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Pain whilst urinating
  • Fever

While subsequent outbreaks aren’t as severe as the first it can still be very uncomfortable. A patient suffering with Genital Herpes would be well advised to use a suitable treatment to alleviate the symptoms and suppress the virus. Subsequent outbreak symptoms will include

  • Red Sores
  • Ulcers and Blisters
  • Itching and Burning around the genitals

What is the cause of a Genital Herpes Outbreak?

Most of the time Herpes is dormant, but it can become active at any time with little or no warning. The triggers have not been specifically identified, but the following are believed to contribute to an outbreak:

  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Friction in the genital area
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

The frequency and severity of outbreaks reduces overtime and this is aided by an effective treatment.

Take control of Genital Herpes now

PrivateDoc can prescribe one of two prescription medicines following a consultation with one of our team of doctors. Both are effective against the symptoms of Genital Herpes and can force the virus into a dormant state.

Valtrex – is an anti-viral treatment for a full outbreak of genital herpes, and kit can help relieve the symptoms within the first 24 hours, while tackling the full symptoms within as little as 5 days.

Famvir is a suppressive treatment for genital herpes and can be so effective that it will prevent full outbreak if it is taken in the first 24 hours. Famvir is also available as a low dosage daily treatment for those who experience more frequent outbreaks.