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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you take valtrex (valacyclovir) and use zovirax cream? have an important meeting.

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Yes: Combined use of oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) and topical zovirax (presumably for oral herpes) is not unsafe. However, once you are taking oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) there is probably little additional benefit from topical zovirax.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes: You can take these and attend the meeting No one will know except if you have lesions on an exposed place like your face. In that case you will have to decide if you want the infection known, as people are likely to ask.
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