A 32-year-old member asked:
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what exactly is the quickest method to get rid of a cold sore?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Some options: 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).
Answered on May 25, 2013

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Different options: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
May or may not pop.: 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 ... Read More

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