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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?

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Dr. Lawrence Parish
60 years experience
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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