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What is the best treatment for herpes simplex?

Q: What is the best medical treatment for HSV-1 and HSV-2 and the best cream or lotion, which can be applied to the infected areas of HSV-1 and HSV-2 and help the sores go away? Is there any ongoing research to find a cure to herpes simplex HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses?

A:Herpes simplex infection is lifelong. Recurrences vary. Medicines are selected according to the severity of the attack and any super-added infection. When there is no other associated infection, the anti-virals commonly used are: acyclovir, famcyclovir and valcyclovir.

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