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Fever blisters: zovirax (acyclovir) cream or ointment is better?

Fever blisters: zovirax (acyclovir) cream or ointment is better?

Neither: Neither is particularly effective. The best treatment to shorten the course of a cold sore or fever blister is oral valacyclovir or acyclovir, if it's given very early at the first onset of symptoms. ...Read more

Acyclovir (Definition)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are fever blisters?

Could you tell me what are fever blisters?

Herpes simplex 1 vir: Cold sores or fever blisters tend to develop when an individual has a fever but can also be triggered by sun exposure, emotional distress, intestinal illness and menstruation. These blisters can recur in the same spot or in different locations.A sore or blister will typically take a few days or a week to resolve. Caused by herpes simplex i virus and are highly contagious. ...Read more

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What causes reocurring fever blisters on buttocks?

HSV 2: Herpes simplex virus type ii or genital herpes is the most likely cause. Frequent recurrences can be prevented by oral acyclovir, valacyclovir or famvir (famciclovir). Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure fever blisters on the mouth?

How to cure fever blisters on the mouth?

Not cures: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Yes: And it can get worse if you try to lick your lips to moisten your lips. Use medicated lip balm or even vaseline to remedy the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting fever blisters on my lips?

Why do I keep getting fever blisters on my lips?

Cold sores: The cold sores or fever blisters are a herpes simplex virus. Stress whether physical (lack of sleep infection....) or emotional stress. I advise you to see your doctor as there are medications your doctor can put you on to prevent the frequent out breaks. ...Read more

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Are fever blisters on genitals the same as herpes?

Are fever blisters on genitals the same as herpes?

Yes: Both genital herpes and fever blisters or herpes labialis are caused by a herpes virus. The type of virus, location and mode of trasmission determines what type of infection one has. ...Read more

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What to do if I have two ulcers and two fever blisters!?

What to do if I have two ulcers and two fever blisters!?

Fever blisters: Cold sores and fever blisters can be annoying and painful but will heal in a few days. You can try a little topical anesthetic eg. Baby Orajel ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more