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No: Acyclovir is for the treatment of Herpes virus, and it is the treatment of choice of fever blisters (which are a form of herpes, not to be confused with genital herpes) Docosanol, if it has been effective for your blisters, then they are not herpes. But the two drugs are not interchangeable... ...Read more
One of them works!: To start, Zovirax (acyclovir) works and Abreva (docosanol) doesn't. Acyclovir is proved to be effective against HSV, when taken by mouth. Docosanol slightly inhibits the virus in the lab, but research shows no effect on improved symptoms or faster healing. Even acyclovir cream doesn't work well -- much more ffective by mouth -- but it's for sure better than docosanol. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Docosanol is an antiviral medication used to treat cold sore infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Docosanol shortens the healing time and the length of time symptoms are present and is now approved by the fda for treating cold sores on the face and lips. Do not know if the carrier will irritate genital tissues. You could try a tiny area first. ...Read more
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