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A 43-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. It can reduce healing time by hal ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Oral antiseptic: An oral antiseptic like listerine helps shorten the course.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
Impossible: That is impossible even with medication. A course of a cold sore is about 7 to 10 days. Medication may speed up the process but never eliminate it ove ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antiviral: 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. Keimun Slaughter
11 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Antivirals: Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Virus which lies dormant in nerve cel bodies and are activated by stress, trauma, etc. The natural course of the v ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your m ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Laser: If your dentist has a soft tissue laser he can treat the lesion and get almost immediate relief. Less expensive but benificial would be to get abreva ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Laser can Help: Find a dentist trained with the biolase waterlase, which can dry up the lesions, reduce pain, and speed healing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
36 years experience Dentistry
Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea ... Read More

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