Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes Treatment Online

If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, and require treatment for when an outbreak occurs, you can order a course of treatment from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service.

No prescription is required to use this service, as our doctors will issue one on your behalf to our pharmacy if your order is approved.

To place an order, complete the online assessment form and finalise your order. Our doctors will then review and, if appropriate, issue a prescription for dispensing and dispatch to your chosen delivery address.


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What is Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you have contracted the virus, it will be present in your body for the rest of your life, however, this does not mean you will always have symptoms. Some people may never display symptoms, and may not be aware they are carriers. It's important to test for STI's if you have had unprotected sex.


Aciclovir, Famciclovir or Valaciclovir


Outbreak: One tablet two to three times a day for five days

Suppression: One tablet twice daily for three months


Taking early is important. When taken within five days of the start of an outbreak, antivirals can shorten your outbreak by up to two days or prevent one altogether. They should also make symptoms less severe.


Most common;

Painful blister in genital region

Flu like symptoms



What causes Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is caused when someone contracts the herpes virus usually via sexual contact with a carrier of the virus herpes simplex.

This may be via

  • unprotected sex
  • genital contact
  • oral sex



How do you treat Genital Herpes?

Antivirals medications are required to treat outbreaks of genital herpes. It should be noted, that the virus will never go away completely however.

Treatment will settle any outbreaks of the virus. Treatments include

  • Aciclovir
  • Vaciclovir
  • Famciclovir



What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes?

The most commonly presented symptoms of genital herpes are painful blisters and sores which often break out around your genitals, buttocks and thighs. Flu-like symptoms of fever, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes are also a common presenting symptom of genital herpes.

Other symptoms may include;

  • Itching or tingling around your genital and / or anal region
  • Headaches
  • Pain on urination
  • Backaches



  • What is genital herpes?

    Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus.

  • What are the symptoms of genital herpes?

    The main symptoms of genital herpes are painful blisters and sores which occur around your genitals, buttocks and thighs. 

  • How can I treat genital herpes?

    Antivirals are required to treat genital herpes. These include Aciclovir, Famciclovir and Valaciclovir.

  • Can you cure genital herpes?

    Once the virus is contracted, it will remain in your body for life. You will not always, or may never display symptoms however. 

  • Can you get genital herpes from a cold sore?

    Unfortunately yes. If someone who has a cold sore performs oral sex on you, it's possible you will contract the herpes virus which can lead to genital herpes.

  • How do I test for genital herpes?

    You should contact your local sexual health clinic or GP to get a test for genital herpes.

    You can also find home test kits online.

  • What happens if I have genital herpes while pregnant?

    You should seek help from your GP. You should not take any antiviral medication without consultation, as these may cause complications for both you and your baby.

  • Are there alternative treatments for genital herpes?

    You can use a local anaesthetic gel to help deal with painful outbreaks of genital herpes.

    This would usually be used in conjunction with an antiviral medication. 


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Genital Herpes Treatment Comparison

Outbreak DosageOne tablet THREE times daily for five daysOne tablet TWICE daily for 5 daysOne tablet TWICE daily for 5 days
Suppression DosageOne tablet TWICE daily for 3 months One tablet TWICE daily for 3 monthsOne tablet TWICE daily for 3 months
MechanismPrevents the virus from multiplyingPrevents the virus from multiplyingPrevents the virus from multiplying
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