Are you talking about
cold sores on your mouth or genitals?
It's the herpes simplex virus, and you can only get it through contact of a live virus.
You might have caught the virus many, many years ago and it's only come active because of the Remicade and other stressors.
I took the acyclovir once...it worked, but you might want to consider to take the topical kind with you being on Remi. Acyclovir is hard on the liver..one reason I won't ever take it again.
How long are you supposed to take it? Maybe a short course will be what you need?
As well, start taking L-Lysine...it is supposed to help keep the herpes virus somewhat suppressed. I use it for my cat (who has the upper respiratory virus caught from being at the Humane Society). It's worked remarkably well.
Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!