A member asked:

I have 2 cold sores- i took valtrex (valacyclovir) but they are still there. i feel pain on the right side of my neck. do i need meds or will it eventually go away?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

The neck pain is likely inflamed node from cold sores. Cold sore promptly resolve in 7-10 days. If symptoms persist beyond that, see your MD

Answered Apr 27, 2015


Dr. Michael Jelinek answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Some people do not respond to antiviral medications right away and some strains of herpes can be resistant to treatment. The neck pain needs your Doctor's evaluation as soon as possible.

Answered Jul 11, 2017



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