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How Long is Valacyclovir (Valtrex) in Your System?

How Long Does Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Stay in Your System? Valacyclovir (commonly sold as Valtrex) is one of the most widely used herpes medications on the market. Highly effective at controlling herpes outbreaks, it’s used for everything from HSV-1 and HSV-2 to shingles and chickenpox. In this guide, we’ll look at ...

Skin

Is Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Used for Shingles?

Can Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Be Used for Shingles? Shingles is a common viral infection that affects around one in every three people at some point in life, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Shingles is caused by a herpes virus -- in this case, the ...

Sex

Can Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Prevent Herpes Transmission?

Does Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Prevent Herpes Transmission? Valacyclovir is one of the most common and effective medications used to manage HSV-1 and HSV-2, two variants of the herpes simplex virus. While valacyclovir (commonly sold as Valtrex) provides treatment for and management of herpes symptoms, it’s not a cure for the virus. ...

Sex

Are Canker Sores Herpes?

Are Canker Sores Herpes? If you’ve developed a canker sore, it’s easy to assume it’s part of a larger viral infection such as HSV-1. While canker sores and cold sores have similar names and affect similar body parts, the two types of sores are completely different in nature. In this ...

Sex

Do Cold Sore Lip Balms Work?

Can Lip Balm Help Get Rid of Cold Sores? Got a cold sore? Don’t worry -- you’re not alone. About half of all American adults have HSV-1, the form of herpesvirus that causes cold sores, with millions of people experiencing outbreaks every year. There are a variety of treatments for ...

Skin

Tretinoin Skin Peeling is Real

Can Tretinoin Cause Your Skin to Peel? Skin peeling is one of the most common side effects of tretinoin use. During the first few weeks of tretinoin application, it’s normal and extremely common for your skin to take on a slightly dry, flaky texture and for small amounts of skin ...

Science

Skin Health and Diet: Are Fatty Foods the Enemy?

If you close your eyes and think about the Holiday Season, one of the first things that you will envision is a table filled with delicious food: turkeys, hams, mashed potatoes, and an array of sugary pies and cakes. Though all of this is quite alluring, fatty foods have serious ...

Skin

Common and Uncommon Side Effects of Tretinoin Cream

Common and Uncommon Side Effects of Tretinoin Cream As one of the most widely used topical retinoids, tretinoin (commonly sold as “Retin-A”) has a great safety record. However, as with all medications, there are several potential side effects of tretinoin that you should be aware of before using the gel, ...

Skin

A Complete Guide to Using Tretinoin for Acne

Worried about your acne? Tretinoin, a topical cream that’s derived from vitamin A, is one of the most effective treatment options available for getting rid of stubborn acne and improving your facial skin. Tretinoin is available in gel and cream forms in a variety of strengths as both a prescription ...

Skin

Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Care 101: Benefits, Results and Potential Side Effects

Search for skincare advice and you’ll quickly stumble onto hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that’s used by your body for everything from wound and skin healing to inflammation. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most important components of healthy skin. It’s abundant in your body as it repairs inflamed tissue ...