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What's best to use on fever blister?

What's best to use on fever blister?

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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Could you tell me what's the best way to treat fever blisters?

Could you tell me what's the best way to treat fever blisters?

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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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I've had a really bad fever blister! I know it's from stress and sun! But I have medicine. Are there any other methods?

I've had a really bad fever blister! I know it's from stress and sun! But I have medicine. Are there any other methods?

Herpes Treatment: There are three major pills commonly prescribed to treat herpes: Acyclovir (zovirax), Famciclovir (famvir), and valacyclovir (valtrex). Severe cases may be treated with intravenous (IV) acyclovir. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

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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When you have a fever blister and have been applying medicine, is the weird colored stuff on it the scab? I feel really dumb for asking that. ...

When you have a fever blister and have been applying medicine, is the weird colored stuff on it the scab? I feel really dumb for asking that. ...

Just crust: A fever blister will often ooze some clear fluid (serous fluid) that dries and causes "crusting". In general, you could call it a scab and that would be accurate. Keep the crusted area covered with vaseline so it heals faster and isn't as painful. If you let it dry out, then every time you open your mouth, it will crack and split and cause pain. ...Read more

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What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

Some options: 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). ...Read more

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I've been on amoxiclav for a week to treat strep and have 4 more days of medicine but I've redeveloped a fever (101.2) and throat blisters. Insights?

I've been on amoxiclav for a week to treat strep and have 4 more days of medicine but I've redeveloped a fever (101.2) and throat blisters. Insights?

Throat: Your throat infections may not be strep. It may be a virus. You may also be having s reaction to the antibiotic. Check in with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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What can I put on fever blister?

What can I put on fever blister?

Otc recs: A fever blister, assuming this is the correct diagnosis, is often confirmed by a culture showing herpes simplex virus. It tends to recur in the same location with excess stress and too much sun. Oral rx medications started early work best. Otc options include abreva topically and l-lysine which is a natural remedy. There are some reports of tea tree oil working but a lot of people get irritat. ...Read more

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How do I cure a bad fever blister?

How do I cure a bad fever blister?

Fever blisters: This is generally an outbreak of herpes simplex in the mouth on the lips or other areas of the mucous membranes. This can be treated with oral Acyclovir (suggest not using the topical applications because of risk of resistance and lack of efficacy in changing the course of disease), but generally only lasts 7-10 days. There are also topical anesthetics which can help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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How to get a fever blister healed?

How to get a fever blister healed?

Tincture of time: Lesions run their course over about 5 days or so. Early treatment with antivirals can shorten the course. Some docs use laser therapy which may also shorten the course. ...Read more

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What foes a fever blister feel like?

Cold Sore: Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor a fever blister?

What are good home remediesfor a fever blister?

Fever blister: Try l-lysine (an amino acid), otc cortisone cream, and abreva. ...Read more

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How to cure a fever blister in less than 2 days?

How to cure a fever blister in less than 2 days?

Fever blister: Try Abreva OTC, but may take longer than 2 days. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a fever blister?

What's an effective treament for a fever blister?

Remedies: 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fever blister, please help me?

Nothing: It will heal in a week or 2. Prescription acyclovir or valacyclovir pills are effective if given at once. After a few hours it does not matter what you do. OTC and prescription creams are not worth the money. Some people have them several times a year so they learn to carry this med to take at very first start of next attack. Then it is usually very effective. I like Valacyclovir 1 Gram tabs to ta ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to relief or hide fever blister?

Can you tell me how to relief or hide fever blister?

Cold sores: Fever blister or cold sores is caused by HSV-1 infection. Your doctor can prescribe anti-herpes medication which can get rid of the blisters in few days. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to avoid with a fever blister?

Please suggest what foods to avoid with a fever blister?

Spicy and acidic: It is best to limit your diet to bland foods. Avoid spicy foods and foods that are too hot (temp) also avoid acidic foods like citrus fruit and juice and also apply abreva to the cold sore per directions. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did I get a fever blister?

Is there a way to find out why did I get a fever blister?

See your dentist /MD: 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 rid of a fever blister fast?

Fever blister.: Your physician 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...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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How to get rid of a fever blister?

See below: Fever blisters are caused by reactivation of a chronic herpes simplex infection usually type i. It will resolve spontaneously without treatment. Severe cases or frequent recurrences can be treated with prescription oral acyclovir, Famvir (famciclovir) or valacyclovir (valtrex). ...Read more

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Is it harmful to put blistex on a fever blister?

Is it harmful to put blistex on a fever blister?

No: No. Blistex, carmex, or abreva help keep the lesion moist and may speed recovery. ...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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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 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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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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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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