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how can you prevent or minimize a cold sore from growing?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Start taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) as soon as possible. You can get from your dermatologist.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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