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Can I use two different treatments together?

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I hate cold sores

Hi,

Just back from the docs as I woke up yesterday with a huge cluster of blisters in and around my nose and my whole bottom lip covered in them.

She prescribed me with Aciclovir tablets 200mg and told me to take them 5 times a day for 5 days.

I've suffered from cold sores since I was little but they seem to be gettin worse as I get older and this is the first time I've had them anywhere else but my mouth. I look totally deformed! I've had to take the day off work, which makes me feel stupid (with it being because of a cold sore!) but it is pretty severe, it makes my whole face ache.

Do you think it might be ok to use Penciclovir cream aswell as taking the tablets? I would like them to be gone within days if possible!

Thanks

Raechel

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Karmagirl

I think so.... I get cold sore on my nose too its awful :( I have found that if I feel one coming on I put ice on it for as long as i can stand it and that keeps it from even popping out! Ice and tons of lysine!

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I hate cold sores

I know! I melted 4 cubes of ice on my face the night before last! ha. Must have been too late to catch it though. It's a nightmare!

I've been gettin them since I was a baby but never this bad, I'm just gonna lock myself in doors til my face looks human again.

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clover

I hate cold sores too!

Sorry this is happening to you.

Supposedly herpes is supposed to get less severe with age but mine has gotten worse too. I use to only get them on my lip but now it has spread to other places with age. Ugh.

Try and hang in there.

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Butterfly of the Moment

have you ever tried dynamiclear? It works well for coldsores on the mouth at least for me. It scabs the sores up within hours and brings swelling down.

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I hate cold sores

Thanks for the responses, no I've never heard of dynamiclear but I'm going to try and get some tomorrow now! Thanks!

It's good to know there are people out there who know what it's like...or at least people who admit to it! ha. I'll let you know when it clears up, I'm going for a record of 3 days! I have a night out planned and I can not look like a deformed ogre! x

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