A 30-year-old member asked:
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would it be a problem to pop my cold sore ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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).
Answered on May 26, 2013
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Hsv: Yes.
Answered on Jun 2, 2013

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