tinydancer Member Posts: 74
edited 26. Feb 2013, 13:44 in Living with Arthritis archive
Does anyone on Sulfasalazine suffer more frequently with coldsores?


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sulph is a DMARD (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug) and it works by dampening the immune system. If you are prone to cold sores then it would seem reasonable that they may recur more frequently. DD
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,104
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I take meth, not sulph, and have never been prone to coldsores but DD's explanation makes sense to me.

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