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Cookiee

649d

Okay y'all, so I got a cold sore about a month ago and tried to nuke it with everything I had in my arsenal. (Abreva, Valtrex & the Blistex "alchohol" tube things) The blister went away after the usual week or two but now I have a red rash or spot where it was and it sometimes still itches. Now idk if it's still there and I should continue to treat it or if it's just dry skin because I have really dry skin. I'm scared to touch it and I just don't want to worry about it anymore. Does anyone have any advice on what I might be able to do? I also use Abreva a few times a week and take a dose of Valtrex periodically but it's still there.

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    • Call_Me_Liv

      612d

      I just recently started dealing with this too. I have no idea where it came from. The only thing related is I've been getting blisters and dry spots on my skin because I'm on accutane. I checked with my dermatologist and she said it was definitely herpes, I only found out today.

    • Call_Me_Liv

      612d

      I just recently started dealing with this too. I have no idea where it came from. The only thing related is I've been getting blisters and dry spots on my skin because I'm on accutane. I checked with my dermatologist and she said it was definitely herpes, I only found out today.

      • Cookiee

        612d

        @Call_Me_Liv yeah it's definitely a huge pain in the ass. I've had it since I was 8 and since then I've always been extra careful at just the smallest signs of one. I'm still dealing with my last one so I'm thinking it's time to call the dermatologist.

      • Shebear13

        612d

        @Call_Me_Liv sorry to hear that it is okay you can live with this.

    • Shebear13

      648d

      Use lanacane cream not gel. Keep it clean and dry. It takes the firey burning pain away and dries it out fast.

      • Cookiee

        648d

        @Shebear13 Is that OTC or prescription?

        • Shebear13

          648d

          @Cookiee no over the counter at Kroger pharmacy or ask pharmacy to carry it for you.

    • Skywalker

      649d

      I'd still treat it 🤷🏼‍♀️

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