Ease the pain and severity of genital herpes

Manage your symptoms conveniently and discretely with InstantScripts. We take the hassle out of healthcare.

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What is gential herpes?

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) which is the same type of virus that causes cold sores.

As many as 1 in 8 sexually active Australian adults have genital herpes. Genital herpes can cause outbreaks of blisters or sores on the genitals and anus. After the initial infection, the virus lies dormant in your body and can reactivate several times a year. Once infected, you can continue to have episodes of symptoms throughout your life.

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General symptoms for genital herpes

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Genital herpes can cause pain, itching and sores in your genital area. But you may have no signs or symptoms of genital herpes. If infected, you can be contagious even if you have no visible sores. The first time you get sores or blisters (called a herpes ‘episode’) is usually the most severe. You may feel generally unwell as if you are getting the flu, then small blisters appear. They burst and become sores. Later, scabs form, and finally the skin heals after 1 or 2 weeks.

Many cases of genital herpes don’t show up as blisters. They can appear as a small area of rash, cracked skin, or some other skin condition on the genitals.

Unsure about how to treat genital herpes?

Our Australian registered doctors have broad knowledge and the skills to diagnose and manage your condition. There is no medication to cure your body of the herpes virus however we can provide you with a script for treatment that is aimed at easing symptoms, reducing the frequency of recurrences and reducing transmission. Relief is just one phone call away.

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