Canker sores

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so I stopped my doctors office today and asked about why I keep getting canker sores at least once a week or maybe every other week. I know I've been under a lot of stress and I'm kinda panicking about other health issues.... later on in the day he called in an order for valacyclovir? is that normal and should I be worried that the canker sores are actually herpes. the sores themselves show up on the inside of my bottom lip on either side. they dont last more than a full 24 hrs.

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    valacyclovir is an anti-viral drug that treats, among other things, herpes. Canker sores are one result of the herpes virus. However, if you're worried about the side effects of the drug, you could try a natural solution. L-Lysine, which you can find in a health food store, should cure the cold sores. It's better to buy supplements at a health food store rather than a grocery store because those at a health food store are generally better quality.

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      many adults have herpes. in fact, not having herpes of some kind is unusual over the course of a lifetime. some types of herpes are nothing, other types are more significant. there is no "cure" per se. however doc should be able to identify anything serious

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      I used to get cold sores on occasion. I took L-Lysine whenever one broke out, and it would go away. Then I stopped getting them. I don't know why, all of a sudden, I started getting cold sores or why they stopped. As I said, it's a virus, so something triggers it. I understand your frustration. There's no rhyme or reason for why you get cold sores. They may be annoying, but they won't hurt you. As I said, I took L-Lysine whenever I had a cold sore. A friend of mine, though, said that she took L-Lysine everyday, and she stopped getting them.

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