A 27-year-old female asked:
What can i use to speed healing of a cold sore? i'm using abreva, vitamin c and valtrex, (valacyclovir) will a cold compress and lysine work?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cold sores: Too many cooks spoil the stew. You only need the Valtrex (valacyclovir). For symptomatic relieve, ask your dermatologist for a topical steroid. You need nothing else.
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