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17 years
Dr Salim I Knw, it's staph bacteria and not virus, it's caused of anxiety, my doctor prescriped me valtrex 500 mg, do u suggest me another medication ?i still havent got any better
Apr 29, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
VALTREX :Valacyclovir belongs to the class of medications known as antivirals. It is used to treat a viral infection affecting the skin known as shingles (herpes zoster). It is also used to treat cold sores, and to treat and prevent recurrences of genital herpes.valtrex works by stopping the virus from multiplying and spreading to nearby healthy cells.
NOTE:It does not cure but it does help the sores to heal more quickly, and it relieves pain and discomfort. When used to prevent recurrences of herpes, it also reduces the risk of transmission (spreading) of the infection to others.
Well ,the medication is soo good but you must wait and as i stated it doesnt cure but lessens period to heal
BUT pay attention to the given dose how often you must take it per day because this affect your symptoms
call your dr to increase your dose if this is not enough depending on your situation and you can combine valtrex500 with other antiviral cream you can put on your sores that are on skin lips