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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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Zovirax is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more