Betadine for herpes simplex infection

@article{Waters2006BetadineFH,
  title={Betadine for herpes simplex infection},
  author={Laura Waters and S. E. Barton and Fiona Boag},
  journal={International Journal of STD \& AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={854 - 855}
}
The clinical value of aciclovir, oral or topical, in the episodic treatment of recurrent herpes virus infection is limited. Betadine (povidone-iodine) could provide a cheap, effective alternative for managing symptomatic recurrences. We describe a case where povidone-iodine was used successfully to treat a recurrence of genital herpes simplex and review the literature supporting povidone-iodine in the treatment of genital tract infections. 
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TLDR
This review analyzes the currently available therapeutic options and regimens for genital herpes, which are based mainly on systemic use of antiviral agents such as aciclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovIR.
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TLDR
This review analyzes the currently available therapeutic options and regimens for genital herpes, which are based mainly on systemic use of antiviral agents such as aciclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovIR.
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TLDR
This review analyzes the currently available therapeutic options and regimens for genital herpes, which are based mainly on systemic use of antiviral agents such as aciclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovIR.
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TLDR
The treatment with 0.6% PVI was safe and well tolerated in a group of patients with a damaged ocular surface, and at T28 a significant improvement of burning, ocular dryness, foreign body sensation, and watery eyes was observed.

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