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How to reduce the swelling of a cold sore

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience
Comfortable: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. H... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Use ice: 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Apply ice: 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Apply ice: 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
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience
Time & Comfort: Comfortable - anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Apply ice: Apply ice to area. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Apply ice: 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience
Need Evaluation: Cold sores don't cause the neck and jaw to swell. You need to have your dentist/physician evaluate what your specific causing condition is.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Apply ice: 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ice: Intermittently apply ice to lesion. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Stu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ice: 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Try ice: Applying ice can help to reduce swelling. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of col... Read More