Are you symptoms improving with the Acyclovir? How long have you been on the medication?
Did the Dr do a throat swab to check for Strep?
If the Dr gave you both antibiotics and Valtrex, then he/she is most likely covering all bases with the anti-viral and the antibiotic. Strep will not respond to Valtrex (Acyclovir) as it is an anti-viral type medication and would not be appropriate for Strep infections. However, it will respond to Zithromax, Penicillin, Augmentin and a few others. It is quite possible that you have herpes in the throat (HSV1). HSV2 is generally what we call genital herpes. HSV1 usually invades the head/facial area. To know for sure, you would need to be tested for both HSV1 and HSV2 to see if you carry any antibodies to the virus and this will be definitive on whether or not you have the virus or not. And without a Strep swab, there is no way to know what was treated sucessfully.
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