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Valentine's Day, kissing and…Valtrex

Posted in General Health 12 Jan, 2011

Say the word Valentine and ‘cold sores treatment’ doesn’t spring to mind. It doesn’t even make the list, why would it? For each outing this February, expect to feel the warmth of couples holding each other's hands, kissing passionately in public and flaunting their love and affection. Everyone seems to catch the fever of love as Valentine's Day approaches. And what’s the harm in that? Two words: cold sores.

Caused by the simplex herpes virus, cold sores are small, fluid-filled blisters that develop around the mouth. The infection is passed on through skin-to-skin contact such as kissing. If left untreated they can lead to some rather embarrassing problems including genital herpes. The two conditions are linked through the herpes simplex virus, an infection that is easily passed on from one infected person to another.

If you find yourself with an unsightly facial eyesore you can use Valtrex as an effective antidote. We wouldn’t recommend buying Valtrex just to use as a cold sores treatment, there are specialist creams for that job. If you suffer from an outbreak of genital herpes however, this medication will effectively reduce the duration of visible infection.

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