Acyclovir cold sores

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Avatar m tn i started taking acyclovir a few days ago for the first time for a mild cold sore breakout. 2 days after i started, the cold sores got more intense, and 2 new huge cold sores came up out of nowhere. i have 3 more days left of the medication, and i'm going to keep taking it, but what should i do? these cold sores are not going away, and it seems like its getting worse! so done with these friggin things...
Avatar n tn If you have had multiple cold sores over several years (1 to 2 per year on avg.) do you definitely have HSV? These sores form a blister and eventually bust. Could it be HSV 2?
Avatar f tn When you are at the store buying the medication, stop by and ask the pharmacist if its safe, I'm pretty sure it is. My husband gets cold sores and abreva doesn't work at all for him. He puts carmex on it constantly and it usually goes away in a few days. Remember, now that you're pregnant, your immune system is lower so you might get the cold sore break outs more often.
Avatar m tn I've been getting cold sores for as long as I can remember. I have never been tested for HSV 1 but always assumed that's what it is. I used to only get 1 or 2 every year or two. But, recently they have been more and more frequent. I used the 200mg acyclovir at times when I felt I was getting an OB and it worked very well. Although, there have been times, once or twice, when it did not work and I experienced the worst OB's I've ever had.
Avatar f tn I have cold sores around my mouth for more than a month now. During the first few days, I asked my doctor for Acyclovir; he prescribed Valtrex, 500 mg. once a day for 10 days. Didn't do the trick. I called the doctor's office again. Prescribed Valtrex again, 1k mg, taken every 12 hrs. I did that and didn't work. Yesterday, I felt tingling/ burning on the my lower lips, and this morning I looked in the mirror and blisters right below my lower lip.
Avatar f tn hi!!! so about once year i get cold sores/fever blisters or whatever you want to call them! i get them at the sametime every year, usually after ive had a really bad cold or allergies. last year i went to the doctor and she said that it was oral herpes, everyone is usually affected with them, but sometimes pople never experience them (which they are very lucky) and she prescribed me acyclovir. but my question is, im with this guy who has never had a cold sore, but his mom gets them alot.
Avatar f tn Has anyone one else gotten cold sores early in their second trimester? How did you get rid of them fast? PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Avatar f tn I have been suffering with cold sores for almost since I was a teenager I am 39 and still suffering with them I never brought this to my doctors attention, because I thought nothing can be done about it. I know the virus is living inside of me and everybody else who gets them, they hurt a lot yesterday morning when I woke up I already started with 3 of them on my upper lip. Do you break out with them when you are stressed? Yesterday my daughter had her 3rd hip surgery...
Avatar n tn I have had cold sores since I was like 3 ;I met someone I deeply cared for and love..I am a lesbian by the way..I telling u this because of the questions I have. So we got tested and everything came back negative for me except of course HSV1 and for her all was negative. Here are my questions and thank u in advance for answering them: 1. I have read so many different percentages of shedding from 5% to 18% the highest..which is closer to the truth? 2.
632033 tn?1222426634 I recently had to take prednisone because of the severity of the "cold sores" It always seems to clear up the breakouts a lot faster. Though, I do not likle the way it makes me feel at times. I have been taking the suppressive therapy while on prednisone (tappering down now). I hope this will help sustain any other further outbreaks.
Avatar n tn just this year i've had 6 cold sores. I take oral valtrex if i feel the prodrome and this really helps shorten the duration. Recently, i became sexually involved with male partner, HSV-2 positive x 7 years, outbreak-free x 3 years and on daily suppressive therapy. We have had unprotected sex so I know I am at risk. My question is: Is there any benefit or harm in going on suppressive therapy myself.
Avatar f tn I have had horrible cold sores for 14 years. B4 that, nothing. My initial outbreak was on my nose. Huge blister massive facial swelling that led to hospitalization for a month and diagnosed with herpes encephalitis. Since then only massive blisters, size of a plum. Cannot see shape of nose. When out brake frms on my lip it's so large it swells to the bottom of my chin. B4 I would have an out brake once a year, now it's almost every month.
Avatar m tn At first I was getting cold sores about every 4 to 6 weeks. I then started taking 500 mg of Valtrex daily for suppression therapy. This seemed to reduce the frequency of my outbreaks to about once every 2 to 3 months. To save money, my insurance switched me to acyclovir (400 mg twice a day) with similar results as the Valtrex. Then starting about 3 months ago, I began to have outbreaks every two weeks even with the suppression therapy.
1372757 tn?1305920171 10th injection yesterday and another cold sore. It seems like I have had a constant cold sore since I started treatment. Any miracle cures?
Avatar n tn Will treatment for hypothyroidism suppress my cold sores at all? to be cold sore free for even a week seems like an impossibe wish at the moment. My boyfriend and I can't kiss, I can't eat chocolate, I can't drink, I can't kiss my family & haven't been able to do any of these things for over a year now..I feel like I've been delivered a life sentence..can anyone help?
Avatar f tn honestly I wouldn't worry about it it's that low of a risk. if your son gets cold sores frequently, you can get liquid acyclovir to start at the very first sign of a cold sore ( he's probably too young to let you know that his lip is hurting before one appears ). The taste of it isn't too bad and it's easy to throw in an ounce of juice or milk to get it into him the 3x/day you need to give it. it'll help it heal faster so he's more comfortable sooner.
Avatar f tn I have experienced non-stop severe cold sores for almost three months. I know how I got infected, and know I've never had them before. They cover the outer half of both lips, top and bottom). I've tried acyclovir and generic valtrex, with no relief. Not even a two hour break. Still taking generic valtrex (1 gram twice a day). I am taking Thompson's lip relief (lysine, vit c, zinc, bioflavanoids) and an immune support (andrographis,olive leaf, echinacea), and have been for a few weeks.
Avatar m tn i have cold sores since was in middle school i am now 28, so they are not foreign to me.. I've been prescribed acyclovir for suppressive therapy (400mg 2x daily) that i am very lazy about taking. i had an outbreak 2 months ago but before that it had been years.. like i said i don't take acyclovir regularly usually only when i feel and outbreak coming.. i really don't know if it worked or not.. they always come up and last about a week and a half..
Avatar f tn Avoid sharing towels and utensils with anyone who has a cold sore. Try L-lysine, an amino acid that reduces the frequency of cold sores in some people. Take 500-1,000 milligrams a day on an empty stomach. It is more effective if you minimize consumption of seeds, nuts, peas, and chocolate. Try BIO-TECH HPX 100 Capsules google it! Also try an ointment containing glycyrrhetinic acid from licorice helps relieve pain from herpes sores and makes them go away more rapidly.
Avatar n tn Conventional wisdom screamed HERPES. I have never had cold sores or a suspected HSV2 outbreak. A doctor at a walk-in clinic examined the sores and said they did not look like herpes. He insisted they looked like a hair folicle infection from shaving. He performed an IGG blood test and prescribed antibiotics. He also gave me a prescription for acyclovir in case the symptoms did turn out to be herpes. A few days later the IGG test came back negative.
Avatar n tn 9 weeks ago, i had unprotected oral (gave it, not got it), with a guy friend. a couple weeks later i started getting weird sores INSIDE my mouth. some of them look like little blood blisters on the insides of my cheeks. others look like mild peeling on my gums and the roof of my mouth. they come and go in 2 or three days--some are even gone by the next day! then i'll have a few days without them, and then they're back.
Avatar n tn I recently began a relationship with a man. I am a woman. He gets cold sores. We have not had intercourse yet. My NP recommended 400 mg a day of acylovir to reduce shedding. I asked her if it was supposed to be twice a day and she said no. My questions are these: 1. Is once a day acyclovir okay given I never have outbreaks? 2. How safe is oral sex? What are the chances of giving him oral HSV 2. What are the chances of giving him genital HSV 1, keeping in mind I never have outbreaks of either.
Avatar n tn I understand it reduces the frequency of outbreaks and of asymptomatic shedding to some degree. I have had cold sores (i.e., HSV-1) as long as I remember (certainly before sexual activity), and I understand this also provides some protection. Assume I am uninfected. Suppose she starts using daily suppressive treatment with acyclovir, and we did not have unprotected sex during symptomatic outbreaks.
Avatar m tn You are trying your self with things that won't help you. Abreva didn't do much for cold sores either and barely got FDA approval to begin with. In short form. See your doctor for a proper work up. I think you are wasting your time worrying about herpes. If you have herpes it wasn't from this encounter.
Avatar f tn About 8 weeks before the first 11-weeks-test I started taking acyclovir tablets because of cold sores (probably because of heartsickness) until today, so while I performed the second test, too (300mg daily). Could this longer period of taking acyclovir have made my test false-negative, delayed my antybody production or supressed my immune system and so have delayed sero-conversion?