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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Cold sore: Cold sores are usually viral in nature and treated with otc meds or warm saltwater rinses. If you suspect, herpes, there are prescription medicines av ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sores: 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

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
9 years experience Dentistry
Prescription.: Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain i laser these with my waterlase md dent ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Valtrex/ remedies: Agree w dr. Klitzke. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
47 years experience Dentistry
Try this: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Agree w dr. Alder. Here are more options: melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by ha ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lysine?: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lemon balm / Lysine: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by hal ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sore: 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Topical agents: Once a cold sore ruptures, it is painful. Use topical ointments to moisturize the area, preferably one with a topical anesthetic in it. Some topica ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I have not heard of: Prenatal vitamins being used to heal cold sores.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Hide it ?

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