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What to do if i used abreva on a cold sore and instead of making it better it made my lip swell up?

What to do if i used abreva on a cold sore and instead of making it better it made my lip swell up?

Comfortable: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Woke up with a bump on lower lip. After applying Abreva throughout the day the bump became a blister. Is Abreva working correctly?

Woke up with a bump on lower lip. After applying Abreva throughout the day the bump became a blister. Is Abreva working correctly?

Cold sore: If the "bump" is a cold sore which is an HSV infection, topical abreva will accelerate resolution it will not prevent vesicular formation of cure the condition. Follow the directions on Abreva application and keep the lesion protected from dryness and trauma. If the lesion persists after one week or worsens, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Blister on my lip. First tried camphorated phenol for several days and then bought abreva for several more days. It's been 3 weeks what else can I use?

Blister on my lip. First tried camphorated phenol for several days and then bought abreva for several more days. It's been 3 weeks what else can I use?

Get it checked: There are many things that this could be. It really needs to be checked by an ENT surgeon or oral surgeon. Things that don't go away might be something more than just a cold sore or a blister. It is hard to give advise without more details. ...Read more

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Coldsore reaction (itchy under lip) 3 days ago. Abreva+LysinePills daily. 1st day-itch gone. No sore as of now but touchy when rub w/qtip. Gone? Help.

Coldsore reaction (itchy under lip) 3 days ago. Abreva+LysinePills daily. 1st day-itch gone. No sore as of now but touchy when rub w/qtip. Gone? Help.

The: lesion is still "active" the hypersensitivity is sign of that and further lesions may occur. BTW there are PRESCRIPTION treatments for Herpes Simplex (Cold sores) which are much more effective than the OTC Abreva) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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HSV1 reaction 4 days ago(itch under lip) Abreva+LysinePills cured itch on 1st day. Still no sore/lesion/red swelling but lil sensitive. Gone? Advice?

HSV1 reaction 4 days ago(itch under lip) Abreva+LysinePills cured itch on 1st day. Still no sore/lesion/red swelling but lil sensitive. Gone? Advice?

Temporarily: HSV remains in the nerve cells for the life of the person, and becomes active occasionally. Medication can control an eruption but does not eliminate the virus from the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have multiple colds on lips. Treated it with carmex , lysine, blistex, and abreva . Now my lips are swollen can't got to a doctor please help!?

Allergy?: Swelling after using several different medications on your lips might be due to an allergy. Try an antihistamine like Zyrtec or Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (if you don't mind being sleepy) and see if swelling comes down. Don't put anything else on lips ...Read more

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