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what method is there to get rid of these darn fever blisters?

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Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
None presently: The primary infection occured in early life.Repeated episodes follow virus living in nerve ganglion. Will not respond to oral antivirals but topical antiviral may be used.

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How to get rid of fever blisters?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, .
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to cure or prevent fever blisters?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
See below: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm can help heal fever blisters.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I most quickly get rid of fever blisters?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
3 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 half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
A 49-year-old member asked:

What to eat to get rid of fever blisters fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know foods.: 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 help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores.

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