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My questions are:
-Why are my lips still swollen after so much time? Is the virus still active and needs to go dormant?
– Is 1g Valtrex 3x daily a good dosage?
That is a high dose to take daily but if you take it only for a week or so, it is not a problem
– What other steps can I take to help the swelling/virus go down?
I don’t know why your lips are swollen, that is not a symptom of herpes.
You mention that your doctor did an IgM Test. These are never recommended and the large labs will all take the test off the market in 2022.
And the IgG was negative? I’m a bit confused about what is going on here. Has any swab tested been done of the lesions on your lips? When you are off the medication and get another outbreak on your lips of sores, I think you should have them swab tested using PCR sampling to be sure these symptoms are really due to HSV 1.