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How soon after taking Valtrex will my symptoms improve?

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  • A Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Adults with shingles should experience relief within seven days. Symptoms of genital herpes in adults should disappear within 10 days. Cold sores should be gone within one day after beginning Valtrex. Children with chickenpox should see improvement within five days.

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