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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does valacyclovir work well with lysine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Lysine doesn't work: Lysine has no effect on herpes -- don't believe everything you read on line! Valacyclovir is highly effective, but I suggest you not waste good money on magical treatments that have no chance of success.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2014

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