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Medication doesn't seem to have an effect

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Hi guys,

So I've been diagnosed about 1 year ago. I was initially not treating my outbreaks when they came along with my menstrual cycle except when episodes were really severe. That wasn't working however so I started suppressive therapy which seemed to be working for a while. However now I've developed new lesions on the other side of my labia along with my existing ones. Is this normal? Shouldn't the meds help ?

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Yes the meds should help.There seems to be some resistance to acyclovir developing so if that's what you're on you should ask for Valtrex. And, I think the CDC recommends 500 mg Valtrex daily but that dose may not be enough. Some need 1,000 mg/day. Also, showering with tea tree oil soap or body wash "down there" may be helpful. Hope that helps!

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