Top
30
Doctor insights on: Camphor For Cold Sores

Share
1

1
I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?

I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?

No: It probably not have the desired pain-relieving effect, but it should not do you any harm. If you feel your denture is rubbing sore spots on your gums, or hitting too hard on certain teeth, see your dentist for an adjustment. This is very common with new dentures, as they can be challenging to get used to at first. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,055 Doctors shared insights

Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


2

2
How do cold sores accur?

How do cold sores accur?

Virus: Two kinds of these are common, and both caused by virus. Least worrisome, is the aphthous ulcer. Occurs on the soft tissues of the mouth -- inside lips, cheeks, under tongue. The worse one is herpes.The first time you get it, it can be anywhere in the mouth and outside the mouth. After that, in the mouth, it will only be on tight tissues -- roof of mouth, and right along gum line around teeth. ...Read more

3

3
How to remove cold sores?

How to remove cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

4

4
How dangerous are cold sores?

How dangerous are cold sores?

THEY ARE NOT: Dangerous at all, very annoying though depending on location. ...Read more

5

5
How to remove your cold sores?

How to remove your cold sores?

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

6

6
What is the cause of cold sores?

What is the cause of cold sores?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

7

7
How to stop recurring cold sores?

Talk to MD: First make sure that you don't have an immune problem. May need oral meds and suppression. ...Read more

8

8
What are reasons to get cold sores?

What are reasons to get cold sores?

Herpes: Cold sore are caused only by the herpes simplex virus. There is no cure yet but they can be controlled with otc meds like abreva or rx like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. Common triggers to breakouts are mental/emotional stress, illness, severe environmental change (bitter cold). Basically things that stress your body. ...Read more

9

9
What are the symptoms of cold sores?

Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a blister. The blister ruptures and leaves a painful ulceration that then crusts over and heals within 10-14 days. There are some topical agents that can speed healing or abort the formation of the blister if caught early. ...Read more

10

10
What is cold sores look and feel like?

Blister: Herpes simplex (cold sores/ fever blisters) arise from virus hibernating in a nerve. If the immune system is down & ignores the virus due to stress, concurrent illness (hence fever blister or cold sore), steroids, immunosuppressant medicines or chemo the virus reactivates. 1st most feel itching/burning in a local area of the lip/nose/tongue, then a red area forms followed by a painful blister. ...Read more

11

11
Could I have an immunity to cold sores?

Most people have: Been exposed to herpes simplex virus 1 at some point ; don't have cold sores. ...Read more

12

12
Should you keep cold sores moist or dry?

Medicated, Moist: A cold sore is contagious when it is cracked and weeping. It can infect another mucus membrane (ie: eye,) or another person. There are prescription medications that help to heal the sore and therefore help to stop the spread of the virus. These are ointments and keep it soft with less cracking. Avoid touching the cold sore and if you do, wash your hands immediately afterwards. No kissing too! ...Read more

13

13
What's the optimal ointment for cold sores?

TYPE I HERPES: Zovirax (acyclovir) ointment 5% is effective for many individuals who suffer from recurrent cold sores. It is best applied when the first signs of a cold sore appear....That itchy, tingly sensation in the lip along with the slightly elevated area where it will eventually break out. Apply very small amounts up to 6-8 times a day until all signs of the lesion disappear. Keep some on hand and begin early. ...Read more

15

15
6 cold sores in less then a month what cold it be?

Herpes Simplex: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus (hsv1) usually (though it can be hsv2) that many sores in a short period could be due to stress or trauma. You note that you have "mouth ulcers" which are generally white while herpes is red. You are also on heavy pain meds & no reason given for them but that may be the stressor. Your dentist can determine what you have & give meds to help. ...Read more

16

16
Do cold sores bleed?

Do cold sores bleed?

Yes they can bleed: A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and other places of the skin. During the first stage, they produce a tender sore, that can then form a scab and bleed. Use vaseline to keep the area moist, and try drug- store medicines for cold sores, or get a prescription for acyclovir. ...Read more

17

17
How to treat cold sores?

How to treat cold sores?

Cold Sores: If you have frequent cold sores, you can talk with your doctor about acyclovir. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and Acyclovir is an antiviral. Over the counter regiments include drugs such as abreva. ...Read more

18

18
How to treat cold sores?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) etc.: Agree w dr. Ryan. Here are more 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

19

19
Are all cold sores herpes?

Yes: But are all cold sores properly labeled and diagnosed. ..THAT is the question! ...Read more

20

20
Blistex work for cold sores?

There are medicated: Forms of blistex designed for use with cold sores. ...Read more

21

21
How can I prevent cold sores?

How can I prevent cold sores?

Be Well: Give yourself lots of tender loving care: eat right, exercise, get rest, balance work/play. When life's out of whack, then we don't fight off infection as well. .. And cold sores can break out. Think of it as a yellow flag warning that something's out of balance. 4 or more outbreaks of cold sores in a year? Talk with your doc about daily antiviral rx to prevent more cold sores. ...Read more

22

22
How can you rid of cold sores?

Cold sores are forev: Once the virus is in your body it is there forever. To minimize the outbreaks do things to energize your immune system: eat healthy, exercize, and do things to lower your stress. Avoid spicy foods or other irritants that may contribute to an outbreak. Antiviral medicines can be used also...Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

23

23
Can oral sex cause cold sores?

Can oral sex cause cold sores?

Definitely, yes: HSV infection can be transmitted from mouth to genitals during oral sexual contact. Therefore, people with oral HSV who are sexually active should use condoms or protection barriers with every oral sexual encounter. ...Read more

24

24
Best way to prevent cold sores?

Avoid triggers: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

26

26
Can you be immune to cold sores?

Can you be immune to cold sores?

Sure: Most adults have already been exposed to the herpes simplex type I virus (but most don't get cold sores). ...Read more

27

27
Can cold sores make ur face hurt?

Can cold sores make ur face hurt?

Maybe: It could be something else also. If the pain does not go away with the cold sores or it keeps getting worse I would see a dentist trained in orofacial pain. ...Read more

28

28
Does leucine work for cold sores?

Does leucine work for cold sores?

It's Lysine: I do believe the Amino Acid you are referring to is lysine. Like everything else in the way of meds...It may work for others and may not work for you. But, you have nothing to lose....So head off to buy a bottle and give it a try. Take it daily and take it regularly. Yu have to give it a try and don't stop after a few days. ...Read more

29

29
Know how can you prevent cold sores?

Stress control: Cold sore is the recurrence of herpes after initial infection. The most common cause of cold sore is the stress.

Stress control and oral hygeine are best ways to avoid cold sore. ...Read more

30

30
How is cold sores related to oral sex?

Direct contact: Any direct oral contact with a skin surface that is shedding the herpes virus can pass the virus to the mouth and lead to peri-oral herpes (cold sores). This can be oral to oral contact or oral to genital contact. ...Read more