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I have a question about genital herpes
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Customer: I just want to know if baking soda or an anti fungal powder will help dry up the sores. I read this online at WebMD
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for your question.Baking soda or anti-fungal powder may help with symptomatic relief i.e. reduce the pain or may help dry up the secretions from the sores but there is no evidence that it will help cure the lesions faster.The only thing that helps in curing the outbreak faster is treated with anti-viral medications like acyclovir.This session is open for any number of further questions that you may have.Please rate me by clicking on one of the rating options at your end on the top right hand corner, as that is the only way I am credited on here for helping you out.Kindest regards

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