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How can you tame and get rid of cold sores?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Daily medication : Cold sores can be very frustrating. It is possible to suppress them with a daily dose of the antiviral medication Valacyclovir. Talk to your PCP about this to see if this would be a good choice for you.

Answered 4/7/2020

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