A 45-year-old member asked:
what can i do to bring down a swelling on my lip caused by a cold sore?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Applying ice: Try intermittently applying ice to the lesion. 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 Sep 5, 2016
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