Like all chemically-induced medications, whether taking them orally or via injection, there are or could be likely side effects. This is pertinent for those who are already debilitated to some degree or another. They are much weaker than the average man or woman. It is also the case for young children. Their bodies are not as well developed to withstand some of the chemical inducements in place to rid the body of infections such as influenza and herpes, and other bacterial infections.
Yes, even young children can get herpes. Generally, they will have inherited it from their exposed mothers. Let us then use herpes as an example of what infected men and women on oral herpes medication and other (exterior) herpes treatments need to be aware of in order to take precautionary measures, if applicable. Note that there is no cure for herpes. If infected, men and women could experience outbreaks throughout their lives.
Also note that precautionary criteria should also be applied to exterior treatments such as skin creams. What needs to be done is to utilize both prescribed and non-prescribed medication to treat typical and various symptoms of herpes sparingly. Such medications, it has been advised, should only be taken occasionally. In the case of a cold sore, for instance, just a small amount of cream is applied to the affected area no more than four times daily.
In this case, it is preferable that such applications be made even less than four times a day. Four times a day in any medical journal can still be deemed excessive. The moment an infection gets worse, thus rendering the (cream) treatment redundant, affected persons should consult their doctors as soon as possible in order to address the escalation of infection and take the necessary remedial action.