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How can you prevent getting cold sores?

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In brief: Medication

Cold sores can be prevented by taking valtrex (valacyclovir).
When you feel the tingling sensation of a cold sore coming on then you take 2 tabs and 2 more tabs 12 hours later and the medication will prevent the cold sore from forming at best or shorten it's duration if it does form.

In brief: Medication

Cold sores can be prevented by taking valtrex (valacyclovir).
When you feel the tingling sensation of a cold sore coming on then you take 2 tabs and 2 more tabs 12 hours later and the medication will prevent the cold sore from forming at best or shorten it's duration if it does form.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry
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In brief: Channge diet

Try changing your diet dramatically and try to figure out what causes the trigger for your cold sores! change your diet, reduce your face exposure to direct sunlight , and reduce your emotional stress!

In brief: Channge diet

Try changing your diet dramatically and try to figure out what causes the trigger for your cold sores! change your diet, reduce your face exposure to direct sunlight , and reduce your emotional stress!
Dr. Michael Green
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Prevention

To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often.
Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine.

In brief: Prevention

To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often.
Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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