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A 31-year-old male asked:

coldsore reaction (itchy under lip) 3 days ago. abreva+lysinepills daily. 1st day-itch gone. no sore as of now but touchy when rub w/qtip. gone? help.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
The: lesion is still "active" the hypersensitivity is sign of that and further lesions may occur. BTW there are PRESCRIPTION treatments for Herpes Simplex (Cold sores) which are much more effective than the OTC Abreva) Hope this helps! Dr Z

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