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About three weeks ago I got a burning sensation on my lips followed by an area of my lip becoming slighty inflamed which later turned into tiny bumps. I spoke with my doctor and they believed it was a cold sore so they sent me acyclovir & I bought abreva to apply. It lasted 5-6 days before going away completely. However, I didn't experience blistering or scabbing of the area. Which I found kind of strange considering all the things I've read about cold sores indicate they typically blister then scab before going away. I started taking 500 mg of lysine about a week ago as I heard this helped. Yesterday, I got the bumps once again. There was no burning or itching, it just came about slowly. I started on acyclovir again once I saw the bumps & have been applying abreva. Once again, it doesn't seem to be blistering or anything. It does hurt/sting a little when I move my lips. I did get blood work done for HSV 1 & 2 yesterday and am now awaiting the results. Is this normal of a cold sore? It never scabbed or officially looked like one, just like tiny bumps that went away. Maybe it was me taking the acyclovir close to the beginning? Is it normal to get two outbreaks within 2 weeks of each other?
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