There are prescription drugs available to treat herpes outbreaks and suppress recurrences. These do not cure herpes but can help you to manage the condition.
Antiviral treatments such as aciclovir and valaciclovir are used to suppress genital herpes outbreaks. If you experience six or more outbreaks of genital herpes a year then these low dose suppression therapies, taken orally every day, help to prevent further herpes outbreaks. They can be ordered online following a confidential online assessment by a doctor which involves filling in a questionnaire. The doctor can then determine if one of these suppression therapies is suitable for you.
Practising good self-care and adopting healthy lifestyle habits, as well as the option of taking drugs to suppress the virus, can all help to prevent future herpes outbreaks or reduce their frequency.