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A 30-year-old member asked:

Would it be a problem to pop my cold sore ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Best to leave intact: 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).

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Would if be okay to pop a cold sore ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Best to leave intact: 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).
A 43-year-old member asked:

What should I put on a cold sore that is popped?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
3 things: The herpetic lesion lasts7-14 days no matter what. If it is unsightly you can get special little band aids to cover. You can use an rx antiviral creme to lessen time and severity. Lastly. Otc cremes can be used which are mostly palliative.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a cold sore and does it weep after being popped ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cold sores: May extrude a yellow fluid after the blister breaks open. I am not sure what you mean by a spot.

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