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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:13 pm 

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I have recently contacted herpes II and have a blister on my lip, My doctor said the medications for herpes only seems to work for herpes outbreak in the vaginal or penis area and has no affect on out breaks on the lips. Is this true and is there any kind of medication prescription or or over the counter that will help heel the blister.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:25 am 

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You can use the antivirals for oral herpes too aka cold sores. There is info on the doses for this on the valtrex website and also the famvir website. If you prefer to use acyclovir you can go with the dose of 800mg 3x/day for 2 days which is also an alternative episodic dose for genital herpes.

If you are going to use otc ointments - aveeno cold sore ointment with propolis is one I've heard good things about. It works best if you start applying it every 2-3 hours while awake from the very first signs of a cold sore.

betsy

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