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best way to prevent cold sores?

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Dr. John Mangoni
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cold sores: avoiding heavy sun exposure helps
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Avoid triggers: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
Answered on Nov 1, 2015

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Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient cold sores can look like that. AVoiding heavy sun exposure helps to avoid getting cold sores
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