Can You Get Herpes From Taking A Bath With Someone?

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Alternative Names

Herpes - genital; Herpes simplex - genital; Herpesvirus 2; HSV-2


Treatment

Genital herpes cannot be cured. However, antiviral medication can relieve pain and discomfort during an outbreak by healing the sores more quickly. These drugs appear to help during first attacks more than they do in later outbreaks. Medicines used to treat herpes include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir.

For repeat outbreaks, start the medication as soon as the tingling, burning, or itching begins,...

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