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how to get rid of a cold sore scab overnight

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Wait for the : Complete healing.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sore tx: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It needs to heal: 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
When your immune : System goes down or when you're sick, cold sores (due to a viral infection /herpes simplex 1) would flare up . Ask your dr for a prescription of acycl ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you have : Recurrent cold sores - there are a number of options. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Keep it moist: Once you have reached the scab stage, it just has to resolve on it's own. If you keep it moisturized with ointment, it will soften the scab and heal m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It can heal w/o: Specific treatment. But it is important that you remember that even in a scab phase that you are infectious. Thus you don't want to pick at a scab ; t ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Time: There is no way to get rid of a scab early. If you pull it off it will just form another and then take even longer. Sorry but time is the only way to ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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No magic solution: Ulcerated sores like this simply take time to heal. Avoid picking at the scab to allow it to heal most efficiently and with minimal scarring.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Comfortable: Don't play with it. Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your ... Read More

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