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How do you get rid of a cold sore fast. got a date?

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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 9 years experience
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 i laser these with my waterlase md dental laser. Takes 2 minutes to treat and relief is in 1 hour to 24 hours shortening the 10 day cycle. Most "cold sores" will run their course in 10 days and can be triggered by stress sun or a herpetic viru.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there sure ways to get rid of this cold sore fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

How do I get rid of my cold sore fast..? Please help me

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Most cold sores have to heal at their own pace.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of a cold sore fast it really hurts?

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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 9 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir): Cold sores or herpes simples virus causes sores in or around the mouth. Prescription zovirax ( Acyclovir ) or valtrex (valacyclovir) works.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold sore fast?

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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 9 years experience
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 i laser these with my waterlase md dental laser. Takes 2 minutes to treat and relief is in 1 hour to 24 hours shortening the 10 day cycle. Most "cold sores" will run their course in 10 days and can be triggered by stress sun or a herpetic virus.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to get rid of a cold sore fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cold sores: Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. 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.

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