What is the appropriate treatment for herpes simplex?
Q: I have HSV-2 for the last 4 years. I want to use H-Balm for the treatment. Could you tell me where I can get H-Balm in Chennai?
A:The scientifically proven treatment of Herpes Simplex infection is acyclovir sold under the trade name of Cyclovir by Cadila Healthcare. The dose is 200mg 5 times daily (at 4 hourly intervals) for 5 days. The medicine must be taken in recommended dosage. H-Balm is not approved by any drug regulatory authority anywhere in the World. It is claimed to consist of some oils for application to skin but there is no evidence of its efficacy or safety. It is not approved by Drugs Controller General, India for sale in India.