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Uss69
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I get cold sores every now and then. I usally get this stuff called viractin which works kind of good but it's justa a numbing agent and I still need to wait the thing out about 2-2 1/2 weeks.

Has anyone ever used that new prescirption stuff for cold sores(I think it's a Anti Viral med)? Is it worth the hassle of going to the doctor? I heard you need to apply it within the first 24 hours of the cold sore for it to do any good.


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Gumdrop Girl
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i've taken Zovirax before, and even though it has to be taken several times a day, it's pretty dang effective.

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LilBlueSmurf
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Is it okie w/ you if i fwd this to Health and Medicine? If it's not, i can leave it here, but it seems like it may fit better in there ...

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Uss69
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quote:
Originally posted by Gumdrop Girl:
i've taken Zovirax before, and even though it has to be taken several times a day, it's pretty dang effective.


Isnt Zovirax for Herpes Symplex 2(Gential Herpes)? I could be wrong I dont keep up with all the new types of drugs since I only go to the doctor when I'm DIEING.

Cold Sores are Symplex 1. Same Virus family but different Strain.

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Gumdrop Girl
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Zovirax (which is actually the same medication as Valtrex, but in a different dosage) is effective against genital herpes, herpes simplex and herpes zoster. It acts by inhibiting replication of the viral bodies.

That's the advantage of being at home. If I have a question, I can ask Dr. Daddy.

Smurf, it's fine by me if you want to move this thread. Uss69, is it okay if we move this thread?

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Okie ... it's moved to Sexual Health and Medicine
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