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this isn't really an "eye" question although it was characterized as one...
Do you have herpes simplex flare up? Where are he skin lesions? Were you prescribed the Z pak?
Do you want to switch the question to a dermatologist ?
yes i am experiencing a herpes flare up (type 2) the z-pack was prescribed for pink eye
I am not sure if valtrex conflicts or is advisable after taking antibiotics
Z pak has azithromycin as antibiotic and does not seem to interfere wih the action of valaciclovir or valtrex.
Is there an opinion on the merit of treating the virus as opposed to letting it run its course and the body fight it?
Though herpetic lesions are self limiting, anti virals are given to reduce frequency and severity of recurrances.
I know I guess I was just wondering if the cons for someone coming off a round of antibiotics
outweigh the good
because I know the concern with Valtrex is that it puts strain on your kidneys
Almost all medicines have some effect on the kidneys as they exit the body via them. If your concern is regarding interaction between the two medicines, then they do not.
Is there anything else that I can answer for you?