You need only one-day treatment
If you feel the burning and itching on the lip for the first time, after which watery pimples appeared, there is no doubt, it’s herpes. Herpes on the lips can occur not only in the autumn-winter season but in the spring, and even in the summer. It depends on many reasons, including the state of the immune system. If it is weakened, then the virus begins to replicate actively, affecting the mucous membranes and skin.
Fever blisters or cold sores (the labial form of herpesvirus infection) is caused by the herpes simplex virus of the first (more often) and second (less often) type. This is a very common disease because according to various data, 60 to 90% of the world’s population is infected with herpes simplex. As it is known, after the first infection this pathogen penetrates into the nervous structures of the human body and remains in them forever, staying in a “dormant” latent state and periodically activating, causing an exacerbation in the form of eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes.
Good news for cold sore sufferers
The painful fever blisters disappear with just one-day treatment with the drug Valtrex.
The recently performed study has shown encouraging findings for fever blisters treatment with Valtrex. About 2,000 people were treated for a cold sore in this study. The patients received one of the three treatments: twice-daily Valtrex intake one day, twice-daily Valtrex intake one day followed by a lower twice-daily Valtrex intake on the second day and the third one – placebo for two days. It has been discovered that the one-day treatment had the same results with the two-day treatment.
Valtrex has proved to be very effective for the prevention of recurrences of herpetic eruptions. Valtrex is an antiviral agent based on valacyclovir. According to experts, this is a new generation drug. The advantage of this drug over any other analog drug is a higher absorption. While using equal doses, valacyclovir penetrates the blood in a much higher concentration. After this, under the influence of special hepatic enzymes, valacyclovir is converted into acyclovir and begins to actively suppress the herpes virus.
Valtrex or ointment?
Another frequently discussed issue is Valtrex or ointment? Many people are sure that cold sore is nothing more than a spot on the lip, which can be just rubbed with an acyclovir containing ointment. But when doing so, only external signs of the disease are eliminated, the viruses remain inside the body and the disease can again manifest itself. Therefore, it is necessary to take a medicine for herpes Valtrex, and ointment can be used only as an auxiliary.