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I have a coldsore comprising 5/6 sores in a small circle. I

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I have a coldsore comprising 5/6 sores in a small circle. I have taken 2 doses (two tablets) of Valtrex at a 12 hour interval. This collection of sores occurs about twice a year. Should I continue with this dosage of Valtrex and, if so, for how long?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 4 months ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

I would like to get some more information regarding your symptoms to help you more efficiently.

Since how long have you been getting these every year?

What is their exact location?

Do you have any concurrent medical illness like diabetes?