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Does smoking or vaping promote cold sores?

Hi there, I came across this question about the effect smoking has on cold sores: “Since the beginning of 2020, my cold sores have been becoming more frequent. From one every three months, now to one every few weeks. I’ve been to my doctor several times and expressed my concern

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What to do when valtrex stops working

Here’s an all too common story from a cold sore sufferer for whom pharmaceutical cold sore treatments have failed miserably: “I’m on 1 gram of Valcyclovir (Valtrex) a day because I was getting cold sores so often in the beginning of this year. How can I still be getting outbreaks?

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When does a cold sore STOP being contagious?

Hi there, Here’s a good question I came across: “Am I still contagious? It’s just been a red spot slowly fading after the scab fell off about 4 days ago.” You know how unpleasant an outbreak can be. So the last thing you want to do is spread your outbreak

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How often should you get cold sores?

Hola. If you’re a cold sore sufferer, you’ve probably asked yourself a variation of the following question: “how often am I supposed to get cold sores?” Hey, it’s a legitimate question. Because if you’re new to the whole cold sore thing, you’re terrified about when your next outbreak is gonna

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Can valacyclovir DESTROY your kidneys?

Hey there, So I came across this question today about the prescription anti-viral valacyclovir: “I know the dosage for Valacyclovir is 2g twice in a day. Does anyone else get a sore back? I feel like it’s hurting my kidneys and avoid taking it for this reason” Yikes. I don’t

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How to test which cold sore treatment works best for you

Hiya, Came across this Abreva praising forum comment recently: “Seriously, Abreva works! Really, really, really it does. When I had an acute kidney infection last year, my entire mouth(inside) broke out with ulcers- I could only eat lukewarm beverages for a few days, and my lips broke out in 5

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12 Essential Oils for Cold Sores Ranked

If you’re in the market for a more natural alternative to pharmaceutical treatments, then you’ve probably come across essential oils for cold sores. Maybe you’ve been disappointed by pharmaceuticals and common over-the-counter cold sore treatments before and are looking for something that works better. Or maybe you heard your favorite

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Does Abreva work, or does it drag cold sores out?

Abreva. Probably the most marketed cold sore treatment ever. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the best selling, too. But if you feel a cold sore coming on, or are fighting a nasty outbreak right now, you don’t care about how much money GlaxoSmithKline are raking in from

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How Unlucky Are Recurring Cold Sore Sufferers?

I knew the herpes virus was everywhere and that the majority of people carry the virus. But I had no idea just how prevalent it was until recently. See, I came across a study performed by a dude named Herbert Kaufman (et al.). And what he and his group did

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