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Constant cols sore outbreak while taking antivirals

Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone has any insight as to why I am constantly getting cold sores even tho I am on antivirals (acycolvir). I have seen a health care provider and all they tell me is to wait it out. I have had cold sores in the past 2 a year but for the last 7 months I have had constant outbreaks. I am wondering if there is any suggestion out there as to what I am doing wrong? Thank you
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what dosage of acyclovir are you taking daily?
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odds are this isn't herpes going on at this point if you are having non-stop recurrences while on daily suppressive therapy.  

are you on steroids or anything?

be seen by a dermatologist for further work up.  this could be an allergy or even a fungal or bacterial infection causing your symptoms and all the antivirals in the world won't stop something like that.

grace
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I am on 400mg twice a day.
Grace. I understand the dermatologist. I started my suppresant 2 months ago. I have never been.tested for hsv1 I just assumed since I got cold.sores. I am wondering what other thing it may.be.
Thank you
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Let me clarify my question. If I were to see a dermatologist what would i tell them as to ky situation. I just dont want to spend the money or them to tell me to "just continue with the antivirals"
Thanks again
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they will do an exam to see if this looks like herpes as well as they will test for other causes. for instance, if this is a reaction to an ingredient in lip balms or even a gluten allergy or something, they can do testing for that too.
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