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Nyquil for cold sores

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Talk to MD: First make sure that you don't have an immune problem. May need oral meds and suppression.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Prevention: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stre... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Most people have: Been exposed to herpes simplex virus 1 at some point ; don't have cold sores.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
Dentistry 39 years experience
Medicated,Moist: A cold sore is contagious when it is cracked and weeping. It can infect another mucus membrane( ie: eye, ) or another person. There are prescription... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: There are certain percentage of people , including myself, who never have had a cold sore.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Cold Sores: Once you've had an episode of herpes infection, the virus lies dormant in nerve cells in your skin and may emerge again as an active infection at or n... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 54 years experience
Yes they can bleed: A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and ot... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Cold Sores: If you have frequent cold sores, you can talk with your doctor about acyclovir. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and Acyclovir is an antivir... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Usually: Unless the sore was caused by trauma or too much sun. Herpes virus induced cold sores usually start with a tingling or itching sensation in the area t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There are medicated: Forms of blistex designed for use with cold sores.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
50 years experience
Cold sores are forev: Once the virus is in your body it is there forever. To minimize the outbreaks do things to energize your immune system: eat healthy, exercize, and d... Read More
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