you need to have this rash looked at. sounds more like impetigo than it does your herpes.
Thank, I did...it's perioral dermititis.
I would still like your input on taking the Valtrex daily for cold sores.
we don't have info on daily suppressive therapy with valtrex and oral herpes :( will it hurt to take it? no it will not. how often were you getting cold sore recurrences?
My first one was about 3 years ago. I've gotten about 5 maybe 6 to date. Obviously it's embarrassing and if there's something I can take to ease my mind about one popping up...I will.
Also, should I be tested to find out what type I have? I've never had any abnormal test results come back, but I've had these cold sores...it's a little confusing.
usually cold sores are hsv1. if you've never been tested for herpes before though, always a good idea to seek out a type specific test to see what your hsv2 status is too periodically.
have you tried taking antivirals in the cold sore dose at the very first sign of a cold sore about to start to try to ward one off?