A 34-year-old member asked:
How can i cure my cold sores without having to use drugs?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time: There are no good cures for cold sores other than the fact that they will resolve spontaneously.Current medications, at best, work poorly.
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Dentistry 26 years experience
Abreva: My patients get good results with an over the counter cream called abreva. It is expensive but works well. Apply to cold sore twice a day to shorten the duration. If the cream is applied as soon as you feel the 'tingly' sensation of a new cold sore, it can stop the sore from appearing.
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Dentistry 40 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How can you most effectively cure cold sores?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How can I cure my cold sores?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can treat: Cold sores on or near the lips are herpes virus infections, and resolve in most people in a week. Oral antiviral drugs, such as Acyclovir and several others, are effective in preventing outbreaks of cold sores, decreasing the severity of sores, and shortening the healing time of sores. Topical lip balms with anti-viral abilities can help, but not as much as the oral medications do.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2019
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