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Valaciclivir Only Treats Genital Herpes Or Both Genital Herpes And Cold Sores Around The Mouth?

Valaciclivir only treats Genital Herpes or both Genital Herpes and Cold Sores around the mouth? I saw my new boyfriend taking this tablet regularly. I asked him, he said he is using it to cure his cold sores and he doesn t have Genital Herpes. Is it true?
Fri, 7 Feb 2014
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Hi,

yes valaciclovir can be used to treat both oral (cold sores) and genital herpes.Even it is used to treat other illness like herpes zoaster, CMV infection.

you can check his prescription which will contain the diagnosis written in it.

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Valaciclivir Only Treats Genital Herpes Or Both Genital Herpes And Cold Sores Around The Mouth?

Hi, yes valaciclovir can be used to treat both oral (cold sores) and genital herpes.Even it is used to treat other illness like herpes zoaster, CMV infection. you can check his prescription which will contain the diagnosis written in it. Regards