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best way to heal a cold sore scab

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Healing scab? Not: That i know of . Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show tha ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Choices offerred: Medically the options are: 1. Topical 2. Oral pills. Over the counter topical are focused on symptomatic relief-not much for decreasing healing time. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Quite likely!: Getting HSV antibodies is something that should be done.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Cold Sores: Cold sores are a herpes infection. You get such an infection from direct contact, such as kissing. Usually there is tingling of the skin followed b ... Read More
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Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Leave it alone: After 7 days you should probably just leave it alone and it will heal up on its own in a few days.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cold sore: neosporin may help a secondary infection heal but it will not anything about the virus that caused the cold sore.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Facial scarring: See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. They are trained to deal with situations like this. Good luck.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Borofax: Keep the area moist wit a lip cream like borofax for accelerated healing.
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
36 years experience Podiatry
Lip eruption: Sounds like Herpes Simplex. You should use medication for herpes. you can follow this with Dermatologist. Good luck
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Healed when gone.: A cold sore has completely healed when it is gone. Usually no scar.

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