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Herpes simplex virus, or HSV, comes in two main forms, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Cold sores are the first form and the most common of type of herpes. Genital herpes, or HSV-2, is the second type. Both can cause painful blisters and sores and are also very contagious. While there is not a cure for herpes, there are treatments to reduce frequency and duration of outbreaks. Our medical dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers herpes treatment at our clinic in Manhattan.

Herpes virus causes blister formations that can ooze fluid. Herpes viruses, both simplex 1 and 2, are spread from direct contact with an active case of herpes to mucus membranes or the bloodstream. HSV-1, or oral herpes, usually form around the mouth or nose. Kissing is the most common way to transfer the virus, but oral sex can transmit both HSV-1 to the genitals or HSV-2 from the genitals to the mouth. HSV-2, or genital herpes, are spread through various sexual activity.

Symptoms of herpes include swelling, painful blisters and sores in the affected area. The initial outbreak of herpes is more severe and may include fever. Recurrent episodes of cold sores, fever blisters and genital sores tend to be less volatile, but still painful and contagious.

Treatments for HSV-1 and HSV-2

Advances have been made in the treatments for oral and genital herpes. Antiviral medications can be effective in controlling the severity and frequency of outbreaks. Our dermatologist, Dr. Morgan Rabach, can recommend treatments for HSV-1 or 2 to minimize the pain and unwanted blisters associated with this virus. While there is not a cure, medical management can greatly improve the symptoms and chance of spreading the disease.

If you want to learn more about controlling herpes, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We offer herpes treatment at our clinic in Greenwich Village, so call today to schedule an appointment with expert dermatologist Dr. Morgan.

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Patient Testimonials

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Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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