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Hi, this is Harshit,male,19.

I have a question regarding genital herpes. Two months back it was itching near genitals on the inner thigh. Then I could see black sore and went to my family doctor.

He examined it and prescribed me cream to apply on it and some medicines. Few day afterwards it was normal, but suddenly from 4-5 days it’s itching there with no pain.

Am I fully cure from this virus? Some say that the virus remains through the life. Is it true?

I am worried please help!


Dear Harshit,

Once you are infected the virus of genital herpes remains in your body for life.

Most of the time the virus remains inactive.

Genital herpes cannot be cured. However, antiviral treatment can relieve the symptoms.

Medication can quickly relieve the pain and discomfort during an outbreak, and can shorten healing time.

Patients can use daily suppressive therapy, which may reduce the frequency of recurrence in patients with frequent genital herpes outbreaks.

For maximum benefit during recurrences, start therapy as soon as the tingling, burning, or itching begins, or as soon as you notice blisters.

Most people who have herpes will experience some outbreaks. But over time, outbreaks tend to become milder and sores may heal faster.

Once you are infected, the virus remains in the body for the rest of your life even if you never experience another outbreak.

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