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Antibiotics For 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
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
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
Nope, no effect: D-Lysine has absolutely no benefit in people with either oral or genital herpes. Do not believe the many misleading claims you can find online and don't waste your money. Acyclovir and related drugs effectively treat outbreaks (it only takes a single dose); if frequent, daily drug can prevent them. Use a strong sunblock if you find sun exposure triggers outbreaks. ...Read more
Don't know foods.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
3 options: 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Blisters: Yes, depending on what's inside them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Fever blisters/cold sores are most commonly caused by the hsv1 virus which is very common and found in most people. The virus is contagious and some people are simply more prone to getting the "fever blisters" than others. There are some meds, including topicals that help decrease the duration of the symptoms and provide some relief. Best wishes. ...Read more
If I have been getting fever blisters since I was a kid does that mean I could have the other type of virus also?
I am having an issue with fever blisters right now. Will two one a day vitimans hurt me if I takr for a couple of days?
Response: Hi MyraB. It depends on what’s in your vitamins. L-arginine has, albeit not with scientifically sound research, been shown to increase the incidence of fever blisters and l-lysine reduces it. Check your vita for these ingredients but remember, these weren’t proper statistically or scientifically sound research studies. ...Read more
Are there other kinds of fever blisters that are not hsv? I get one probably once a year and she said she doesn't have the same thing as me
Yes: Several diffeent viruses are capable of producing blisters. ...Read more
Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters. I have used them and they worked for me and a few of my friends. You need to take up to 12 in a day but?
Not herpes: In your message after my rearlier reply, you said your fever blisters clear within a day of taking lysine. That means it wasn't a fever blister (oral herpes). Once a vesicle (blister) appears, no HSV outbreak can heal so fast. Effective treatment (e.g. valacyclovir) shortens average duration from 10 days to 7. Search online for photos of typical oral herpes. Lysine doesn't work for true herpes. ...Read more