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    Cold sores and swollen lymph nodes?

    I have a wicked cold sore on my lip. It is huge and ugly, lol...now I notice that I have a very swollen lymph node on my neck. I am guessing they are connected, but can anyone tell me if the lymph node is anything I should be worried about, or should I just wait it out and see if it goes away? I feel fine otherwise, except tired, but I am always tired.
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    No, I get that sometimes when I get cold sores too.

    BTW - if you don't already have it, get a prescription for Valtrex. If you take one as soon as you get that first tingle, the cold sore never pops up. It is awesome stuff!

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    Maybe your system is very run down or a cold coming on? That's what usually happens to me and the only time I get a cold sore. I got one about a week after DS#2 was born and it was the first one I had had in a good 7+ years. I hate cold sores I have to say. I bought ABREVA and my cold sore was gone within 4 or 5 days. The stuff is great! Hope you feel better soon.
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    I also wanted to say if you get cold sores often you can take L-Lysine. It helps keep them from coming on. Abreva is good stuff too.
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    I was going to mention the L-lysine as well. I've never had a cold sore, but my dh would get them during times of stress. Someone recommended L-lysine to him, he took it faithfully every day and NEVER got another cold sore. And I mean that was for YEARS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalAZ View Post
    No, I get that sometimes when I get cold sores too.

    BTW - if you don't already have it, get a prescription for Valtrex. If you take one as soon as you get that first tingle, the cold sore never pops up. It is awesome stuff!

    Crystal
    Agree on all counts: Yes, you can get swollen lymph nodes from a cold sore, & yes Valtrex is a miracle drug.
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