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For the past 3 weeks i've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Immune system

Is a little down.
Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to balance you and boost your immune system. Eliminate junk foods, processed sugars, increase fresh fruits and veggies to boost antioxidants. Drink more water, less sodas, more avocado, cucumber and celery (alkaline foods).

In brief: Immune system

Is a little down.
Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to balance you and boost your immune system. Eliminate junk foods, processed sugars, increase fresh fruits and veggies to boost antioxidants. Drink more water, less sodas, more avocado, cucumber and celery (alkaline foods).
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stress

Your immune system may be stressed from a virus which in turn allows for the herpes virus to cause your cold sores.
If you see a dentist that has a laser like the biolase md which can reduce the healing time of the lesions.

In brief: Stress

Your immune system may be stressed from a virus which in turn allows for the herpes virus to cause your cold sores.
If you see a dentist that has a laser like the biolase md which can reduce the healing time of the lesions.
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stress

Stress levels increasing often can precipate outbreaks of herpetic lesions.
If these outbreaks started around the same time as some new stress in your life, then they may be due to the stress hormones in your body suppressing your immune system.

In brief: Stress

Stress levels increasing often can precipate outbreaks of herpetic lesions.
If these outbreaks started around the same time as some new stress in your life, then they may be due to the stress hormones in your body suppressing your immune system.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Robert Greer
Inside or outside the lips? Consider aphathous ulcers if inside the mouth.But again stress is key.
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