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Chronic cold sores infectious disease dr?

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Dr. William Lewis answered

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Yes: Best to see an infectious disese doctor if you have persistent and recurrent cold sores.

Answered 9/10/2013


Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

See below: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses. They are usually recurrent not chronic. Recurrent cold sores can be prevented by long term antiviral therapy with valtrex, (valacyclovir) Famvir etc. These meds can be prescribed by your family physician or internist.

Answered 5/17/2018



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