A cold sore on the lip is never wanted. Clearing up this and other symptoms of herpes can be a challenge without the right medication. While there are some over-the-counter options, a prescription here at Sagebrush Dermatology is much more dependable. If you need a real solution for your skin health, we’re ready for your visit.



What Causes Herpes?

Herpes infections are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), types 1 and 2. These contagious viruses are transmitted from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact. HSV-1 is transmitted through kissing, while HSV-2 is transmitted through sexual contact. Stress and a weak immune system can cause flare-ups and make symptoms of this issue worse.

Signs and Symptoms

Physical stress, emotional stress, hormonal changes, and other factors can trigger a recurrence of herpes. Once this recurrence happens, you can experience several different symptoms. These include:

  • Pain and/or itching.
  • Small red bumps or tiny white blisters.
  • Ulcers.
  • Scabs.

How We Can Help

Herpes infections cannot be cured completely. However, the recurrence of symptoms can be treated using antiviral medication.

Prescription antiviral medicines approved for the treatment of both types of herpes simplex include:

  • Acyclovir.
  • Famciclovir.
  • Valacyclovir.

Here at Sagebrush Dermatology, we can evaluate your condition and recommend the most appropriate medication options. Our team isn’t afraid to move beyond traditional care and explore allopathic solutions to give you the best outcome.

Schedule a Treatment for Herpes in Mesa, Arizona

There is no cure for herpes, but symptoms can be managed with the treatments available here at Sagebrush Dermatology. We offer antiviral medications to help control your flare-ups. If you’re interested, schedule an appointment here in Mesa, Arizona. Get started by filling out the form below or giving us a call at 480-681-DERM (3376).

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