Cold Sore that does not go away, Can it last 6 weeks?
I got my 1st cold sore in my life (I'm 39yo) in early November. Went to
the doctor, he said it was HSV-1 and he gave me Zovirax. The tests were
negative though. Used the Zorivax and helped reduce the swelling but
would not completely heal the bump. I got 2 in the center of my upper
lip, 1 went away completely, but the other keeps swelling up. Went back
to the DR., he now prescribed Valtrex. Took Valtrex for a week and it
almost healed the bump. After a few days the bump started swelling again.
Called up the pharmacy and got a refill. Took it for another week, but
the bump does not go away completely and keeps popping up. It's the
size of a pimple, it have never blistered, it just swells and turns red.
I also started noticing that my tongue get a bit irritated at the tip
when the bump on my lip swells. Can you get H on the tongue?
I've been taking Garlic pills and a load of multivitiamins. I did try
Garlic Oil and did not see any added healing. I used the oil from
a 1500mg Garlic gel-cap.
What else can I do to make this bump go away?