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could use your help docs! my cold sore dried out and i have had a giant scab thing for days. it won't get better?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antiviral medication: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication.

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