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can the zostavax vaccine help prevent herpes 2 breakouts? i ask because i have access to getting the vaccine and am currently diagnosed with genital herpes. i take acyclovir during breakouts and lysine and olive leaf herbal daily supplements in between to prevent breakouts now, but would love the extra help to prevent breakouts during my vacation this christmas
I am sorry to inform you, there is no scientific evidence that zostavax will help prevent herpes 2 breakouts, and it will not work for any other form of herpes except herpes zoster
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do you think there would be any adverse side effects? i mean it is affordable and do you think it would be worth a shot since it helps prevent shingles breakouts
No, if it could be used for this, the drug company would know, and would make a fortune from it if it worked, because it has undergone rigorous testing, but they state it doesn't work for any other type of herpes, so I don't think you should waste your time and money
I wish i had better news, but i think i owe it to you and all people that ask my opinion to be truthful
Is something wrong with your computer? You keep stepping in and out of chat
:( yuh thats true. thx for your honesty
ive never done this before lol sorry
one last thing..
Feel free to ask anything
is there anyway someone can get a shot of acycolvir or something similar
i mean for times when people are going out of the country or something
You mean , rather than pills?
yuh so i wont have to take all the pills with me (the herbal supplements & rx just in case) and im going to be hiking the cinque terre in italy! and i soooo dont want to have to be worrying about taking pills if i at all dont have to
i mean i know hospitals do iv's of acyclovir in extreme cases but can they not do a shot? like they do for other prescriptions
Again, I wish I had better news for you, but a shot is not available
man! i dont understand the difference between getting an iv of something and getting it in a shot form but ok you're the doc. thx agn
Often drugs that are given intravenously will have different or toxic effects if given intramuscularly, so that is why some drugs are only available thru IV, and some both IV and Intramuscular
ok thx agn