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Herpes treatment available online today

In order to treat herpes, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe the right antiviral medication to manage your herpes symptoms. Get a new herpes prescription to treat Herpes or refill an existing prescription today.

  • Medication services available 24/7 for adults and kids (3+)

  • Top quality, board-certified doctors

  • Same-day prescriptions available*

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to book your online doctor visit today

  • Book a herpes treatment appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a herpes treatment appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your herpes symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your herpes symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up prescription for herpes treatment.

    Step 3

    Pick up prescription for herpes treatment.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book a herpes treatment appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a herpes treatment appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your herpes symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your herpes symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up prescription for herpes treatment.

    Step 3

    Pick up prescription for herpes treatment.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Herpes treatment pricing details

How pricing works

To request herpes treatment and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

Book an appointment

If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Herpes Signs and Symptoms

It’s important to remember that many people with HSV-1 or HSV-2 do not develop any herpes symptoms. Many commonly experience flu-like symptoms during the first outbreak. It can take from 2-20 days after exposure for the initial outbreak to appear.

  • Herpes symptoms may include:

    For many, it could take years for any signs of infection to develop. However, even if you don’t show signs of a herpes outbreak, you can still pass the infection to others.

    • Mild fever

    • Swollen lymph nodes

    • Pain or burning during urination

    • Fatigue

    • Headaches or body aches 

    • Sores and lesions in your mouth, eyes, and nose

    • Blisters can develop on penis and scrotum of people with penis

    • Unusual vaginal discharge, vulval, labial, cervical, and vaginal herpes sores for people with vaginas

  • Herpes Treatment Ratings and Reviews

    Our high-quality medical team has treated over 550,000 patients.

    • Amazing doctors!

      5 stars

      So happy I came across this app. I have a cold and I didn’t want to spend two hours at urgent care. I was able to get an appointment the same day. Doctor was very friendly and efficient and the best thing is I didn’t have to leave my home.

      N.B., Sept 2021

    • Plushcare Please Don't Change A Thing!

      5 stars

      I came to Plushcare for routine meds when COVID first hit, but have now chosen a primary care physician who is the kindest, most concerned and helpful doctor I have ever worked with.

      J.P., Apr 2022

    • Very convenient from the comfort of…

      5 stars

      Very convenient from the comfort of your home, and flexible appointment availability! The doctor actually made the right (and critical) diagnosis and sent me to my specialist, who confirmed her online diagnosis. Very, very satisfied.

      G.T., Apr 2022

    • Five star service from the comfort of my home

      5 stars

      I was debating whether going to an Emergency room or having a dispatch physician come to my home for an eye infection. I have a toddler and with everything going on with Covid I couldn’t take the chances of going to the ER. After some research I came across PlushCare — the doctor was extremely knowledgeable and he sent my prescription to the pharmacy even before we finished our call.

      T.R., Jan 2022

    • My fantastic experience with Plush Care!

      5 stars

      My experience with Plush Care was amazing. I was able to get an appointment within 30 min of first logging in & my physician was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. I have already shared my experience with family & friends. It was the most relaxed, convenient appointment I've ever had & will definitely be using this service again.

      L.D., Dec 2021

    Herpes Treatment Services

    The herpes virus group includes a large cluster of viruses that cause a variety of conditions, from herpes zoster (shingles) to Epstein-Barr (the primary cause of mononucleosis) to Kaposi’s sarcoma. Our full range of medical services has you covered with your herpes symptoms and diagnosis. Among the family of viruses, there are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that cause cold sores and genital blisters, which we commonly associate with herpes.

  • Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) Oral Herpes

    During herpes outbreaks, you can experience painful sores and lesions in your mouth, eyes, and nose. Herpes on lips and gums are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters. During an active outbreak, herpes blisters can also develop on your chin or cheeks (facial herpes).

  • Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) Gential Herpes

    Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) is the more common of the two types of herpes simplex viruses, primarily causing oral herpes (cold sores). This herpes simplex virus type is highly contagious. It is a common virus that afflicts roughly 67% of the world’s population. Many people with HSV-1 infection do not experience symptoms and don’t realize that they are carrying or transmitting the virus.

    Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) is the strain that causes genital herpes, affecting roughly 20% of sexually active adults in the United States between the ages of 14 - 49. HSV-2 is primarily spread through sexual contact and can cause sores or lesions on the genital and anal regions during genital herpes outbreaks.

    Similar to HSV-1, an infected person may not develop symptoms for genital herpes infections. During genital herpes outbreaks, herpes blisters can develop on penis and scrotum of people with penis. People with vaginas can develop vulval, labial, cervical, and vaginal herpes sores. Blisters around anus, buttocks, and inner thighs are also common during recurrent outbreaks.

    Specific testing is required to find out which type of HSV an infected person carries.

    There is currently no cure or vaccine for either HSV-1 or HSV-2. If an infected person is diagnosed with herpes, our medical team may prescribe antiviral medications like acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir to decrease the duration of the acute outbreak and active symptoms.

  • Herpes Treatment FAQs

    • What is herpes?

      Herpes is a viral infection that can be found on the mouth or the genitals. This infection belongs to a family of over 70 different related viruses. The infection causes small, fluid-filled blisters to form on the skin and mucous membranes.

      There are a total of eight herpes simplex viruses that can be contracted by men, women, and children, the most common of which are HSV-1 and HSV-2.

    • Can you get treatment for herpes online?

      Yes, you can get herpes treatment online. You can speak to one of our board-certified doctors today, who will evaluate you for herpes symptoms. If needed, they can order further testing at the lab nearest you.

      If you qualify, they can then send a prescription for antiviral medication for herpes to the pharmacy nearest you. Our doctors can also easily fill existing prescriptions for oral and genital herpes and send them to your local pharmacy. Speak to a doctor now to discuss the best treatment options for you.

    • What does a herpes sore look like?

      Herpes symptoms can often times take days, weeks, months, or years to show up.

      If certain cased of oral herpes, cold sores, lesions, or fever blisters may appear. Often times, these can be mistaken for pimples, or bug bites.

    • What are the risk factors for herpes?

      Some risk factors for herpes may include:

      •Having unprotected sex

      •Having multiple sexual partners

      •Kissing someone with a herpes virus that is active

      •Weakened immune system due to illness, such as hepatitis or HIV/AIDS

      •Nutritional deficiencies

    • Is there a way to prevent getting herpes?

      Here are some steps to take to prevent contracting herpes:

      •Always wear condoms or a dental dam during any forms of sexual intercourse

      •Don’t have sex with your partner until the outbreak is completely gone

      •Always inform your partner if you are infected with the herpes virus before you have

    • What are the signs of herpes in men?

      Some men have no symptoms or signs of the infection. Symptoms of herpes in men may include:

      •Headache or body aches

      •Fever

      •Swollen lymph nodes

      •Blisters or sores on the penis

      Other symptoms that are less common include:

      •Blisters or sores inside or on the anus and around the thighs and buttocks

      •Eye infection

    • What are the signs of herpes in women?

      Some women have no symptoms or signs of the infection, while some may only have an initial outbreak and no other recurring symptoms. Others may have experience chronic recurrent outbreaks of the herpes virus. The initial symptoms may include:

      •Headache

      •Swollen glands

      •Painful or uncomfortable urination

      •Vaginal discharge

      •Itching in the anal or vaginal area

      •Flu-like symptoms – fever

      •Pain in the vagina, buttocks, or legs

      After 1-2 days, women may develop vulval, labial, cervical, and vaginal herpes sores.

    • Do they test for herpes when pregnant?

      Screening for herpes in pregnant women is not routine, unless the mother has signs and symptoms of herpes. If you are pregnant or plan to be and have symptoms of herpes, it is important to ask your doctor to be tested so that your child is not at risk.

    • What are the signs of herpes in pregnant women?

      Pregnant women with genital herpes, may pass the virus to the newborns during delivery – a condition known as neonatal herpes and can be serious or fatal. Neonatal herpes affect about 0.1% of babies born in the United States. Neonatal herpes can result in damage to the central nervous system and can cause mental retardation.

      Talk with our online medical staff and let them know if you have genital herpes. At the time of your delivery, ask your doctor to examine you early in labor to make sure you don’t have any sores or signs of infection like pain, tingling, or itching.

    • What are the signs of herpes in children?

      The herpes virus can be spread to babies and children if they are kissed by someone that is infected and has active cold sores. Children may develop symptoms such as painful blisters on the mouths and gums. Sometimes, they will also develop fever or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Wash your hands frequently if you have a cold sore and you are around children.

    • Is there a cure for herpes?

      No, there is no cure for herpes. The herpes virus remains in your body throughout your life. On the positive side, there are medications available that can shorten and prevent herpes outbreaks, and make it harder for you to pass it on to your partner.

    • Can herpes go away by itself?

      No. The virus does not go away by itself. While the blisters and sores may go away on their own, the herpes virus remains in the body. Antiviral medications can help prevent future herpes outbreaks and treat symptoms.

    • How long does herpes take to cure?

      Currently there are no known treatments to cure herpes. Treatment options are available to help manage frequent outbreaks and manage symptoms.