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Camphor for cold sores

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry 17 years experience
No: It probably not have the desired pain-relieving effect, but it should not do you any harm. If you feel your denture is rubbing sore spots on your gum... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Probably be ok: If your maouth is sore from new dentures you must see your dentist for needed adjustments. You may need a number of adjustments over a week or two. Th... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Herpes virus returns: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, then form a ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Virus: Two kinds of these are common, and both caused by virus. Least worrisome, is the aphthous ulcer. Occurs on the soft tissues of the mouth -- inside l... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can be prevented: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by oral herpes virus. Sores appear more often when a person is under stress or is sick fr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Herpes virus, return: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, then form a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Talk to MD: First make sure that you don't have an immune problem. May need oral meds and suppression.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 51 years experience
Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Most people have: Been exposed to herpes simplex virus 1 at some point ; don't have cold sores.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
Dentistry 39 years experience
Medicated,Moist: A cold sore is contagious when it is cracked and weeping. It can infect another mucus membrane( ie: eye, ) or another person. There are prescription... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Dykstra
44 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir): Zovirax cold sore cream (acyclovir).
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