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dc.contributor.authorChon, Taeheeeng
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Loaneng
dc.date.issued2007-07eng
dc.description.abstractThere are 3: valacyclovir, acyclovir, and topical penciclovir. Valacyclovir, 2g twice in 1 day taken during the prodromal stage of herpes labialis, reduces the episode duration and time to healing. Acyclovir, 400 mg, taken 5 times a day for 5 days, decreases the pain duration and healing time to loss of crust (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). Topical penciclovir 1%, acyclovir 5%, or docosanol 10% also decrease the duration of pain and healing time (SOR: A, based on RCTs). The best prophylaxis for herpes labialis is oral valacyclovir 500 mg daily; it reduces the frequency and severity of attacks (SOR: B, based on RCT). Sunscreen may be effective in sunlight-induced recurrence (SOR: B, based on 2 small crossover RCTs).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 56(7) 2007: 576-578.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3640eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2007 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectvalacyclovireng
dc.subjectsoreseng
dc.subjectpain reliefeng
dc.subject.lcshHerpes simplex -- Treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshAntiviral agentseng
dc.titleWhat are the best treatments for herpes labialis?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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