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A 18-year-old male asked:

i get maybe 2 cold sores a year but this time i got like three at once and one is off of my lip near my nose any suggestions?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2 . . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes.
Dr. Mohammad Al-Asadi
Dentistry 22 years experience
Consult your docs: Antiviral medications are effective in clearing or preventing cold sores. See your dentist or physician for treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Avoid touching: The fact that you are getting additional cold sores leads me to believe you may have touched and transferred the virus on a previous outbreak. Be carefully not to touch an active lesion. If you medicate an active lesion, wash your hands.

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Last updated Jan 8, 2018

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