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Got first stage of a cold sore two days ago, took two Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets every 12 hours for one day as told. Is it safe to give oral to partner or no?

Got first stage of a cold sore two days ago, took two Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets every 12 hours for one day as told. Is it safe to give oral to partner or no?

Cold Sore: Cold sores are usually Herpes Simplex 1 but can be Herpes Simplex 2. Even though the sire is gone or going away after taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) you still could be shedding virus. Therefore, I would not recommend oral sex at this time. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I don't know if I have a cold sore or not. The don't rle tingle and it hasn't been like 10 days one day I woke up n had like zits on round my mouth.

I don't know if I have a cold sore or not. The don't rle tingle and it hasn't been like 10 days one day I woke up n had like zits on round my mouth.

See your doctor.: You should be seen by your doctor. The diagnosis can't be made properly without being seen. You may have a bacterial infection as opposed to cold sores, which are caused by a virus....the treatment is different. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure a cold sore?

What can I do to cure a cold sore?

Lysine: Is an Amino Acid that you can get from a health food store. Take 1 a day until the sore heals. If it comes back, take lysine on a regular basis. It is non toxic. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a cold sore ?

What could I do to cure a cold sore ?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a cold sore?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a cold sore fast?

Various options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a cold sore quickly?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) : Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a cold sore fast?

Cold Sore Tips: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more