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If I have ocular herpes and I’m already taking acyclovir

Patient: If I have ocular herpes and I’m already taking acyclovir orally do I give it time for the medicine to work ? My eye still remains swollen and I just started taking acyclovir yesterday

 

 

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Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Acyclovir is the right treatment buy any type of swelling takes more than 2 to 3 days to recover. Do not be impatient and wait for the swelling to go down.See a Doctor if the swelling does not go away after 3 days. Hope this helps you.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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