A member asked:

Took valtrex (valacyclovir) before knowing for sure if i have a cold sore. is this ok? have had shingles before-know the tingly feeling and kinda thought i felt it.

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Dr. Philip Miller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Wait until lesions: appear. Unless you have a medical degree, I would advise waiting until blistering sores appear before treating.

Answered 1/19/2016

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