If you get cold sores, you’re not alone
Cold sores are common infections caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).
Most people get infected during childhood, and more than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 have cold sores.
The bad news is: herpes is not curable.
The good news is: outbreaks can be treated with medication.
Cold Sore Symptoms & Triggers
Do you have cold sores?
What can trigger cold sores?
Get the Treatment you Need
Wedding day coming up? Big vacation planned? A pill a day keeps the outbreaks away. To suppress future outbreaks, we offer auto refill prescriptions of Valacyclovir - with free shipping, always.
Our Alpha Providers prescribe:
Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex®) is an FDA-approved antiviral medication used to treat outbreaks of oral herpes. If you feel the onset of a cold sore before it happens, one day of Valacyclovir (1000 mg tablet morning and night) can stop the outbreak or lessen the severity.
ships every 3 months
Cold Sore Advice
Self Care Tips
From our Chief Medical Officer
Avoid Infecting Others
What to avoid during an outbreak
How It Works
Answer some questions about your current symptoms & upload photos if needed
- all online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours
(8 hours for urgent care cases).
Any prescriptions will be shipped for free or sent to your nearest pharmacy for pick up. You’ll be charged a $10 medical visit fee.
Our healthcare system is broken, and we’re here with a better solution.
Women face the greatest barriers to accessible and affordable healthcare. Alpha was formed with the goal of providing access to care for some of the country’s most common, underserved, and undertreated medical needs.
What Our Patients Say
"Great company with wonderful customer service! I really enjoy the convenience of Alpha.”
Vee / September 2019
“Alpha Medical is great! Would highly recommend if you live a busy life or have a doctor who always seems booked and can’t make an appointment.”
Alyssa / September 2019
“Alpha Medical listened to my needs and helped get me the right birth control. Their customer service was quick to respond and very helpful.”
Morgan / October 2019
Get a FREE Alpha Membership
For a limited time, sign up for an auto-refill birth control, cold sores, herpes, migraine, skincare or Latisse prescription and get a FREE Alpha Membership ($99 value).
Alpha Members have access to year-round, coordinated care for more than 70% of the medical conditions that would involve a visit to your local waiting room, like cough & cold, migraines, cold sores, UTIs, and rashes.