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Genital Herpes spreading to skin covering penis

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I have harps on genitals and now its happening on skin which cover penis..I take 800 mg Acivir thn it get subsidized ,pl tell a permanent remedy

Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query.

I can understand your concern.

If you have recurrent episodes of herpes, I would recommend that you need suppressive therapy with acyclovir for a few months.

Suppressive therapy means low dose acyclovir for long period of time.

I would suggest that you visit your doctor for the dose adjustment that you require for the treatment.

Suppressive therapy has proven to reduce the recurrences of herpes.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

Does such herpes can happen on skin also..i mean the skin which cover the penis , further can you suggest a dose for few months.


Thanks for your reply.

Herpes can occur on the skin also.

The dose of acyclovir for suppressive therapy is 400 mg once a day. But I will recommend that you see your doctor to confirm the same in your case too.

Take care.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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