Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Herpes Simplex Type 1 Treatment

Herpes gingivostomatitis usually resolves without treatment after 4 to 6 days. Medication may be prescribed to reduce symptoms or prevent episodes in those who have severe symptoms. Treatment for herpes gingivostomatitis usually includes antiviral medications and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Treatment options for herpes gingivostomatitis include:

Herpes Simplex Type 1 Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat herpes gingivostomatitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Herpes Simplex Type 1 References
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