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Fastest way to get rid of fever blisters

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know foods.: 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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 26 years experience
Heals on it's own: A fever blister is a virus (herpes simplex) nystatin is for fungus. Ice applied to the area will help with the pain, as will something like benzyl a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Quickest Way: Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within two weeks. Several types of prescription antiviral drugs may speed the healing process, such as... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
3 options: 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are availa... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
None presently: The primary infection occured in early life.Repeated episodes follow virus living in nerve ganglion. Will not respond to oral antivirals but topical a... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Time: Fever blisters (herpes simplex/cold sores) usually last 7-10 days. Canker sores are a little different. For cold sores- homeopathic rhus tox can sho... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some 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

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