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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sore: Lemon Balm may hasten healing but does not mean that viral shedding could not occur.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
None 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 that regular use can ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. l-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of bi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Reduce stress: Cold sores are from a virus that is permanently in your "system" and comes out when you're stressed, lack of sleep, minor trauma, lowered resistance, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
11 years experience General Practice
Time will heal: This could be a cold sore, but it is more likely a fever blister or an aphthous ulcer, which can occur due to light trauma like biting your lip. The b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Natural remedies: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. St ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
2 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Steroids: Steroid creams can help with resolution. Cortisone 10 is the most common otc.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
SSKI: try topical SSKI/DMSO. It is totally over the counter, although those with sensitive skin may have trouble with the DMSO.

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