So my cold sore was full blown and massive by the time I took valtrex Thursday evening, I took 2 pills, went to sleep for 12 hours, and took another two pills. So far, my sore still looks pretty big and gross. Do u think after 1 or 2 more days it will start seeing a little improvement and begin to scan over? I can't handle this! I'm hopeful though, all the reviews seem wonderful.
It might start to dry it up a bit. It works best if you take it at the earliest tingle. I use Zovirax and Zovirax ointment too. You might see if you can get your Dr to give you some Zovirax ointment too. I never go anywhere without it so that I can put it on as soon as I feel one coming on then as soon as I can I take the pills. Cold sores really suck! They are painful and unsightly-I hate having them.
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