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Approximately 67% of people globally have a herpes infection, according to the World Health Organization. This common virus can affect a person for a lifetime and is highly contagious. The most common cause for herpes is transmission through person-to-person contact or touching contaminated objects. Medical Dermatology Specialists in Lawrenceville specializes in comprehensive herpes treatment solutions for Gwinnett County residents.

Symptoms of Herpes

One of the most common symptoms of herpes is recurring blister-like sores around the mouth or genitals that can take weeks to heal. Other symptoms include itching, tingling and burning sensations in affected areas. Some individuals may experience fever, swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. The virus can also create vaginal discharge in women and painful urination for both men and women.

These symptoms can be embarrassing and painful, lasting between two to six weeks. After the first initial outbreak, symptoms may be less severe and recur less frequently. Any lesions an individual develops can heal without visible scarring. Stress, sunbathing and illness can trigger recurrence of symptoms.

Gwinnett County Treatment Options for Herpes

There is no drug currently available to treat herpes. A Lawrenceville dermatologist in Gwinnett County can prescribe antiviral medications to prevent the growth of the virus. For optimal results, medications should be started within the first 24 hours of the initial outbreak. This medication may need to be taken for six months to a year for frequent occurrences. Your dermatologist may also recommend home treatments to relieve itching and pain.

Herpes Prevention Strategies

There are a few strategies that can help you reduce your risk of contracting or passing on a herpes infection. Use condoms during sexual intercourse and wait to engage until symptoms are no longer present. Wash your hands frequently, especially after touching any objects. Your Lawrenceville dermatologist in Gwinnett County can recommend other lifestyle strategies for you during a consultation appointment.

Relieve Herpes with Lawrenceville Treatment Options

While there is no cure for herpes, you can achieve relief from uncomfortable symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with herpes in Gwinnett County, Medical Dermatology Specialists in Lawrenceville offers personalized treatment solutions to manage your symptoms. Request an appointment today.

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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