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Best Fever Blister Medicine
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Can u spread a fever blister to your eye if it's scabbed over I accidentally touched eye hr after putting medicine on it now in panic go to eye?
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?
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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