Valtrex dosage for fever blisters

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Avatar f tn Hi! Ny dentist prescribed Valtrex for my fever blisters. I forgot to ask OB what dosage is ok (i know the medicine is ok to take). The recommended dose from the dentist is 2000mg, 2x/day for 1 day. It seemed like a lot so i only took 1000mg. Does anyo?e have an OB recommended dose for fever blisters? Im 13 wks.
Avatar m tn I'm trying to find out if there is a fundamental element to valtrex that I don't know. For example. within so many days/hours after taking it, the virus will likely be pressed back onto the nerve and remaining sores will behave as normal cuts etc. If these are blisters, I just want to know if I'm still contagious. I'm sorry for my lack of clarity. Thanks!
Avatar m tn The doctors have said that she is too young to take valtrex, but it seems to me that the risks couldn't be worse than pumping her body full of acyclovir every day. Fever blisters seem to rule her life. She gets about 12-13 hours of sleep at night and has a 20-30 min rest time at school, but I don't think that she ever falls asleep. She could definitely use more sleep.
Avatar f tn I tracked my IBS symptoms for a year and a half and found that it was linked to my fever blisters on my lip that would break out each month I started my period. I also found a GI surgeon that wrote a paper stating that he too found a link between HS1 and IBS and that patients that took valtrex for the HS1 had a significant decrease in nausea, bloating, constipation, and diarreha. I knew that each time this blister on my lip popped out I would have all those symptoms.
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
Avatar f tn Changed Valtrex to more of an outbreak dosage. 1 mg for 2/day yesterday and the same for today. Do you know if too much Valtrex or Lysine can cause any of these symptoms I'm feeling? Do antibiotics cause Valtrex to be ineffective? Can you get herpes on your ear and/or head? On the bottom of my right ear at the part where my ear joins my head I'll get an occasional hard bump like it swells. Popped it and it formed a flaky scab. Do symptoms cause back and neck to feels like they are burning?
632033 tn?1222426634 I say this because I have been having fever blisters in my mouth for a very long time and without explanation. My I remember being checked by the dermatologists and a specialist with b swabbing a sore/blister a couple of years ago and they told me that there was no sign of the virus...(which is odd) though when I got checked for allergies, the virus was apparent. Now...
Avatar m tn The normal dose for treating recurrent genital herpes is 500 mg of Valtrex twice per day for three days or you can do 2 grams of Valtrex twice a day for a day or two. I don't feel you are having outbreaks all over your body, but a provider that you would see in person could best assess that. If you only have genital herpes, you will not spread this orally. Did you give oral sex to this person as well? Garlic and lysine will not help you, I would pass on these.
Avatar n tn 5)Primary Dr also gave Valtrex just in case my tingeling did not disappear by 1 week after the encounter. It did not, so I took Valtrex for 10 days 2 pills a day (forget the dosage, but it was what you mention many times here) 6)That didn't help much either, and I also began to feel a slight burning in my urethra (maybe from over inspection inside my penis), but I never had ANY burning while urinating.
Avatar f tn I went back a month later and got the same response with different meds for acne. He said as long as there was not a cluster of blisters there was no need to test. In the mean time my daughter has had itching around her nose for about 3 months now. This morning I noticed 3 little bumps close together on her nose! She is only 7. Lastly last week I started taking Acyclovir as suggested for ob and the bumps on my chin seemed to heal from worst stages quicker.
Avatar n tn I had never had an outbreak of any kind so the doctor told me that until I had blood blisters I did not have herpes. I went into a deep depression for a period of time and lost about 20 pounds not being able to sleeps or eat due to the uncertainty. During that time I started to itch on my arms and hands and was told by a doctor that it was Dyshidrosis and that it was triggered by stress.
Avatar m tn I actually tested positive for shingles and HSV1(fever blisters). He gave me Valtrex to take 1 gram 3x a day for a week and then a daily maint. dosage of 1 gram a day. I have never had a shingle outbreak or anything external. I have been raking this generic Valtrex ever since and honestly, I do not understand why? I ask and he said it was needed which goes against everything written on the internet unless you have HSV2 which I do not. Why should I continue to take this generic Valtrex daily?
Avatar n tn , sunburn, local surgery) and other illnesses, hence the names fever blisters and cold sores. No triggers have ever been proved for genital herpes due to HSV-2. To my knowledge there are no good data either way for genital HSV-1, however.
1168718 tn?1464987135 someone with a cold sore drank out of my water bottle at a party, and then I got the virus but instead of just getting a cold sore I had a severe reactions. had blisters all over and spiked a high fever, could not eat or drink for days etc. I had at least 20 cold sores in my mouth (roof of my mouth, gums, tongue throat), had them in my private area, in my nose. It was truly awful. Doctor had never seen anything like it, accept for infants. They tested me for HIV etc.
Avatar f tn Valtrex, while it contains more medication in one pill/is a higher dosage, takes twice as long for me. Also Acyclovir is much cheaper. Taking Lysine regularly helps as well I feel. I don't get outbreaks anymore either...I got them for maybe the first couple of yrs and ran to my Acyclovir each time to nip it each time I felt an itch.
Avatar f tn On initial infection severly itchy sore and swollen outer vagina lips (vulva?) won't be herpes if no blisters appear on it. 3. On initial infection a fever and chills/sweats come only after lesions appear and does not happen before lesions are present. 4. Can do a swab culture on a blister but best to have a pcr swab on an area that is raw/blistered/cut. Have a got all this right? Don't want to go in to my doc with wrong info? One last clarification thanks if poss.
Avatar n tn My dental hygenist suggested taking lysine(?). It's a vitamin suppliment for better general mouth health. This works very well for me, I used to get alot of mouth sores anyway, and after taking lysine for a day or two the sores clear up.
Avatar f tn The initial outbreak being typical, fever, spots,blisters on my genital area. Sore and painful. I was diagnosed via a culture (not that I needed such confirmation) it was pretty obvious. Back then they did not have a type test, so I'm unsure if its type 1or2? I presume its 2, since I only had genital, n ot oral sex. (I am female) the question I would really like to know, is, I have had more ob's this year than ever before, and it is extremly painfull.
Avatar m tn This eventually crusted over and healed up, but the blister was very painful. I went to an emergency treatment center who took a swab sample from the blister and sent away for STD tests. The results were all negative for STDs. I had a burning sensation at the tip of my penis the night before the lesion appeared, but no fever or other discomfort. I was prescribed a 7 day course of amoxicillin.
Avatar n tn At this time he perscribed Valtrex at high dose (1G three times a day for 14 days). This worked and things stayed clear for a couple of months. During this time I researched VZV a great deal. I became concerned that there might be some underlying problem that was causing this. After a couple of months, increased stress started to cause problems again.
Avatar f tn Did the bumps look like blisters of boils? Well it's good that your dr did a Swab test, altho the thing that sux is that if you dint get it swabbed early enough you might get a false negative. Did you get a herpes blood test anyway? Just to see that you were atleast negative before the encounter. I have heard that some people cld be positive witg out symptoms, and then years later get symptoms.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctor today and was tested for Herpes and given a prescription for Valtrex (which I can't afford). She said she thought there was a 40% chance it was herpes (my boyfriend gets mouth cold sores, but neither of us has any other history of HSV) and a 60% chance it was "just tears" and said I should just make sure I use KY, which I already do. Also, I'm supposed to be on my period this week, but I haven't really been having them since I started ortho-novum.
Avatar n tn hey man. no i dont have a name for it, but all you really need to know is that it is a bacterial infection. therefore, try to create inhospitable conditions for the bacteria. keep it dry (within comfort level). maybe dab it with a little alcohol. surely there must be a name, but i'd just chalk it up to a bacterial rash... all i know is it didnt last very long...
534800 tn?1217170959 No fever here, KG. But vasculitis is supposedly an immune response, so a fever doesn't surprise me. I go in for my post-testing consult with the doctor on Tuesday. They did a pelvic unltrasound, leg ultrasound and checked out my aorta and iliac arteries looking for anything that might cause the unexplained swelling I've had in legs on two occasions in the past year. I'll try to remember to ask about the fever.
Avatar n tn I'll have to get tested again just to be sure). The spot has been tested twice for herpes and is not herpes. I was on valtrex for at least a year and it was still there. I have a reoccuring "paper cut" in the same spot and it seems to be there more than not! I've had this problem for at least 3 years or so. I work out on a regular.....and it's not sex related for me because even when I wasn't having sex for a long time it seemed to still be there.
Avatar n tn Still have some unanswered questions, but if that's what it is and Valtrex will keep it at bay, then all is good. I'm not sure what the rates are for false positives when using the Herpes Select Blood Test. I just know that if you are positive for one and your results for two are between 1.1 and under 3.
Avatar n tn I told him about the numberous posts I had read online about women who had experienced joint pain soon after getting the Mirena. He did several tests to see if he could find a cause for the fever ( UTI, vaginal infection etc,,,) but they all came back negative. He said I could have a virus, but there were no other indicators for that such as a cough, chest congestion etc... so after consulting with the oncall ob/gyn he removed the Mirena.
Avatar f tn looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. A cutaneous horn is a conical projection above the surface of the skin that resembles a miniature horn. Cutaneous horns usually are asymptomatic.But sometimes they can become inflamed and cause pain. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.