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how to get rid of scars from a cold sore

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
You will be ok: Call your Dr. asap if you are suicidal, or the nearest Emergency room etc. If you are stable, then see your Dr. and they can help you not only deal w ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: If the scar is noticeable and you really want to get rid of it, then you should probably see a plastic surgeon or possibly a cosmetic dermatologist to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Limited options: If you are referring to an active cold sore, medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can speed healing a little bit, but it mostly needs just time. I ... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Plastic surgery?: This depends on what you mean by "scar" and how long you have had it. If a few weeks or less since the outbreak, you can expect the mark or discolorat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Homeopathy: Lysine pills can help but are not fast. Homeopathic rhus tox can help speed healing and increase speed to crusting over. So can a chinese herbaceutica ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Oral antiviral.: The only effective treatments for cold sores are the oral antivirals, such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) and famvir. Topical cold sore treatments, no matt ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Oral antiviral.: The only effective treatments for cold sores are the oral antivirals, such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) and famvir. Topical cold sore treatments, no matt ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Lysine: Supplementation will help. Available at drug store. Can ask pharmacist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
9 years experience Dentistry
No fast cure: I have not seen a fast cure of the sore. Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
24 years experience Dentistry
Laser treatment: It will work better before it becomes a blister, however it will reduce the healing time.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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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