What is Over–the-counter Therapies for Herpes?

herpes Outbreak

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available to relieve pain and speed recovery after a herpes outbreak. There’s even an over-the-counter drug called Abreva (docosanol) that has antiviral properties.

Over-the-counter medications commonly used to treat herpes include:

Topical pain relievers: These are medicines that are applied to the skin and have a numbing effect. These include creams or ointments containing lidocaine (such as Aspercreme and Anbesol), camphor and phenol (Campho-Phenique), and benzocaine (Orajel and Carmex Cold Sore).

Oral pain relievers: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an oral pain reliever that can relieve pain during a herpes outbreak. OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen) can also relieve pain while reducing redness.

1% hydrocortisone cream: This is a low-dose topical steroid that reduces inflammation and relieves redness and burning from herpes outbreaks. Hydrocortisone cream is often used in combination with prescription antiviral medications to treat genital herpes.

Abreva 10% Docosanol Cream: This is the only OTC antiviral drug approved in the US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the treatment of cold sores. It’s a topical cream that is applied to the skin at the first sign of a breakout (such as tingling, itching, or bumps) five times a day. Studies have shown that early treatment can shorten the duration of an outbreak by one to two days. Abreva is not approved to treat genital herpes.

Lysine ointment: Lysine is an amino acid that some believe has antiviral properties. There are many lysine-based ointments available for cold sores, including Quantum Leap Lip Care and Lip Clear Lysine Plus. Evidence for their use is weak.

Femi Clear: This is an over-the-counter cream used to treat genital herpes. It contains natural ingredients, including lemongrass and willow bark, that claim to kill 99.9% of the herpes virus. There is currently no evidence that Femi Clear alters the course of a herpes infection in any way.

Over-the-counter treatments for herpes include topical anesthetics containing lidocaine or benzocaine, oral pain relievers (such as Tylenol or Aleve), and 1% hydrocortisone cream. The only FDA-approved over-the-counter medicine for cold sores is Abreva (docosanol) cream.

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