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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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Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Chapped Lips: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1 ...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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How can I clear up fever blisters on my chin and cheek?

How can I clear up fever blisters on my chin and cheek?

Acyclovir: You can ask your doctor for a prescription cream for Acyclovir to treat the skin lesions, if they erupted less than 48 hours ago, otherwise, they are going to take their course. You may need to treat the next outbreak early to prevent them from spreading. ...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

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Are there any good ways to prevent cold sores and fever blisters?

Are there any good ways to prevent cold sores and fever blisters?

Prevention: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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What's the diference between aphtas and fever blisters caused by hsv-1?

What's the diference between aphtas and fever blisters caused by hsv-1?

Not in mouth: Herpesvirus its usually on the lips while canker sores also known as apthae are usually inside your mouth.While very painful they are not contagious. ...Read more

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Have a very small fever blister and I want it to Go away fast !! Does nystan and triamcinlone help get rid of fever blisters or any home remedies?

Heals on it's own: A fever blister is a virus (herpes simplex) nystatin is for fungus. Ice applied to the area will help with the pain, as will something like benzyl alcohol. If you get many of them or frequent outbreaks a doctor can prescribe an antiviral. This may also reduce the time you have it by a day or so. ...Read more

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Need help with fever blisters?

Need help with fever blisters?

Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read more

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What can u do for fever blisters?

Usually endure!: These are a nuisance. There are topicals to put on them that are over the counter. Your pcp can prescribe topicals and oral medications to treat and help prevent them. These meds are usually anti-virals. They are known to recur and painful, itchy, unsightly and can become problematic. If it is more than a simple case, see your pcp and discuss. Google a reputable web site for more information. ...Read more

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What to do about fever blisters?

What to do about fever  blisters?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Where do fever blisters come from?

Where do fever blisters come from?

Fever blisters are…: …caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1, but can also be type 2) which is transmitted by contact with an infected person. Lesions don't even have to be visible to transfer virus. Never cured, it hides out in the body until triggered by stress—cold/infxn/ emotional stress/ bright sunlight/etc. Doc can rx meds to suppress virus & shorten course of symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fever blisters?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, . ...Read more

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Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Fever blisters: Before applying anything check with your dentist or pediatrician. Your child may have a viral infection called herpetic stomatitis. Orajel is a topical anesthetic, but there are more effective treatments. If it is viral, your pediatrician may want to treat it differently. ...Read more

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