Management of recurrent oral herpes simplex infections.

  title={Management of recurrent oral herpes simplex infections.},
  author={Sook-bin Woo and Stephen J Challacombe},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={103 Suppl},
The literature has been reviewed for evidence of the efficacy of antiviral agents in both the prophylaxis and treatment of recurrent oral herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections and discussed by a panel of experts. Emphasis was given to randomized controlled trials. Management of herpes-associated erythema multiforme and Bell palsy were also considered. The evidence suggests that 5% acyclovir (ACV) in the cream base may reduce the duration of lesions if applied early. Recurrent herpes labialis… CONTINUE READING


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