Herpes treatment

Herpes is an extremely common condition, and it’s estimated that 1 in 8 sexually active Australian adults has genital herpes. If you need treatment to help you manage and suppress herpes outbreaks, a Rosemary doctor can help.

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Herpes

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$20 consultations
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  • Personalised treatments
  • Free, fast shipping nationwide
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What is herpes?

Herpes is a really common viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes: HSV1 which typically causes cold sores and HSV2 which most commonly causes genital herpes. Both are lifelong infections but can be managed with proper treatment.

Common symptoms of herpes include painful blisters or open sores such as ulcers in the genital or anal region. You might experience stinging, tingling or burning in the genital region, sores that look like a rash or cracked skin or difficulty passing urine.  

The initial episode may also induce flu-like symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache and body aches. 

Transmission of herpes occurs through skin-to-skin contact. For many, symptoms will be so mild that the infection is completely unrecognisable. It's important to note that transmission can also occur when no symptoms are felt or visible. 

However, if you do recognise the symptoms, it’s important to avoid any sexual contact with others during this time as this is when you are at your most infectious. 

Even though genital herpes is not a screenable STI due to high false negative results when there are no symptoms, serology tests for HSV can determine if you’ve been previously exposed.

If you're concerned about any symptoms, review them with your GP.


Treatment for herpes

In order to receive treatment for herpes through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor and received a diagnosis. You can connect with an online doctor in Australia through Rosemary to help you manage your herpes symptoms and access your treatment.

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Treatment for herpes

In order to receive treatment for herpes through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor and received a diagnosis. You can connect with an online doctor in Australia through Rosemary to help you manage your herpes symptoms and access your treatment.

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Free fast shipping and ongoing care

How it works

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Report your symptoms to an Australian licensed online doctor.
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Receive your prescription medication with free shipping nationwide.
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Contact your Rosemary doctor to report progress on your treatment.
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FAQ

How is herpes treated?

Herpes is treated with antiviral medication for both episodic and suppressive purposes. 

There is currently no known cure or vaccination for genital herpes. The goal of treatment is to reduce the severity of symptoms and frequency of outbreaks. Antiviral medication can also reduce the risk of passing the virus to a sexual partner.

How often will I experience herpes outbreaks?

The frequency of herpes outbreaks is different from person to person.  However, recurrent flares are most common in the 12-18 months following initial acquisition of the infection.

Is having herpes dangerous if I am pregnant?

If you’re pregnant and have a history of genital herpes it’s important to inform your treating antenatal team. This way they can help reduce any complications and risk of transmission to your baby if there is a legion around your genital area during labour.

Safe treatment options exist to address this. Having genital HSV does not mean you’ll have trouble getting pregnant or that it will necessarily lead to pregnancy complications. 


For more information contact our team at hello@rosemaryhealth.com.au

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