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Can someone here tell me please how to rid cold sores fast?

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Dr. Kim Capehart answered

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The key to try and treat cold sores faster than the traditional healing time is best by early detection. Whether you use otc products or anti-viral prescriptions for cold sores, the earlier you put on the cold sore, the speed will usually heal more quickly.

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Dr. Ronald Smith answered

Specializes in Dentistry

I have found in my practice that patients who use the product "viroxin" (purchased from your dentist) at the very onset of a cold sore can often avoid it from progressing. It is applied from a vial with a fiber "dabber". The medication kills the virus on contact and is effective if used early. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a prescription medication that also kills virus and helps stop spread.

Answered Oct 2, 2012

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