Cold sores, Acyclovir and amazon.com

5% Acyclovir from Amazon.com

Am I the last person in the know?  Have you ever felt like they are having a party, and you haven’t been invited?  That’s the way I am feeling.  Something is afoot. This week I woke up with a cold sore on my lip.  For those of you who suffer like I do, you know the feeling, that dull burning sensation.  For those of you who want to know more about cold sores, also known as Herpes Simplex type 1, or their symptoms check here. When I went through dental school the drug of choice for cold sores was Acyclovir.  From what I understand there is no cure for cold sores.  The virus infects the nerve receptors, and it will always … Continue reading →