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I gave developed a redness and rash over my face, mainly

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I gave developed a redness and rash over my face, mainly cheeks, while on Valtrex. I gave taken 3 doses of 2000 x 2 in 12 hrs apart over the past 8 days as I had cold sore eruptions.
I understand that the rash is most likely side effect of valtrex. Am drinking lots of water and I have applied poly sporin anti itch lotion to keep my face cool and calm.
How long will this reaction last ? Do I need to see a Dr? Or will it go at on its own? What can I do to make it go away?
Submitted: 2 years ago via AskDocWeb.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
Ths in all likelihood go on its own. You may apply cold compresses. This goes away n 3-5 days. This is a side effect of Valtrex. No anti allergic is needed here.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.

Drug rash remit spontaneously after stopping the medication. This is a self limiting issue. Rash and redness usually resolves in 72 hours. You may apply ice compreesses3-4 times a day five minutes every time.

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