My cold sore appeared on my upper lip on September 5th. I was putting abreva on it 3 times a day for 4 day and this giant cold sore kept on growing. Finally I went to the doctor and they prescribed me acyclovir 400mg 3 times a day for 5 days. I went back to get a 2nd refill and now it has been 10 day and I'm out of medicine again but I still have this giant pussing cold sore on my lip. Acyclovir keeps it from pussing such a huge amount but the cold sore still is pushing out puss and is still the same size but not so swollen. What should I do? Is there another medicine out there that can help me? maybe a cream?
Yes you should check back with the doctor and tell him or her that you have no improvement from when you first started the Acyclovir there are some prescription medications that they can still try.I have found that as soon as I feel the tingling prior to a full blown cold sore shows up is to start my Acyclovir and most the times they don't even come out. You could also talk to the pharmacist about this there are a few things that they have that works as well if you get these often you just take Acidophilus on a regular basic and it seems to keep them under control it's found in the vitamin section or another product that has to be in the refrigerator at the pharmacy but the name slips my mind it is in the same family as Acidophilus good luck to you Chuck1957
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