Hello all. I have a nasty but relatively small cold sore in the corner of my mouth...am a bit run down after a little urology op under general anaesthetic 3 weeks ago...was gradually recovering when a houseguest came for the past week...meanwhile was managing a flare of big eroding lesions in my hard palette (am used to these). They'd nearly healed when the cold sore got going...was too tired to go out for Zovirax (I haven't had a cold sore in years...so none in the house).
But I was at tesco today & spoke to the pharmacist...of course he said it's best to start treating cold sores the minute they appear etc...we looked at the advice on a Zovirax box which warns immunosuppressed patients to be careful...so, he advised me to see my GP....I already have an appt to see her booked for tomorrow early afternoon, so no prob....but I know my GPs have only the most basic experience of lupus patients (I'm the only one they have), so if anyone here can give me the low down on us & cold sore treatment, I'll be v happy
NB I had chicken pox as a child, but have not had shingles. I have early onset diagnosed immunodeficiency (hypogammaglobulinaemia & lymphopenia) running alongside my version of infant onset SLE. I'm on daily hydroxy + myco....and hoping to start a 4 week 10mg pred taper soon