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Is there medicine that can suppress/prevent cold sores like herpes?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Antivirals

Acyclovir (zovirax) and valAcyclovir (valtrex) will both d the job.
I prefer Acyclovir for my patients since i've had good success with it and it's significantly cheaper than valacyclovir.

In brief: Antivirals

Acyclovir (zovirax) and valAcyclovir (valtrex) will both d the job.
I prefer Acyclovir for my patients since i've had good success with it and it's significantly cheaper than valacyclovir.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Acyclovir and related drugs such as valAcyclovir can prevent the recurrence of cold sores due to herpes simplex virus.
They must be taken every day.

In brief: Yes

Acyclovir and related drugs such as valAcyclovir can prevent the recurrence of cold sores due to herpes simplex virus.
They must be taken every day.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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