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Can You Put Ice On A Cold Sore
Your Dr.: prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) can be applied regularly. Ask your prescribing provider about which ever specific medication you are taking. ...Read more
It will soothe only: But not cure or stop the progression of the lesion. If you leave it alone, it will go through its natural stages and go away on its own in 14-21 days. Your dentist can help in the early phases with a laser and can prescribe medications for remedy and prophylaxis (prevention). ...Read more
Cold sore: Yes you can especially if the ulcer is open but it will not leo with the resolution of the cold sore since its a viral infection not bacterial. You may want to try abreva OTC ointment which is an antiviral and will help expedite the resolution of cold sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That will not help: To resolve it.Your doctor can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Lemon balm/ ice: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Try ice as well. ...Read more
Zovirax (acyclovir) Cream: You will need a prescription from your md or your dentist though. Over the counter treatments lessen the symptoms but do not decrease the length of time for healing. ...Read more
Cold Sore: If it is scabbing it is almost healed so nothing or a little vasoline so it does not open when you move your lips. ...Read more
Cold Sore: It will not hurt or help however unless you put it on your finger you will contaminate the stick or jar and then it needs to be dumped. Cold sores heal in 7-10 days by themselves or you may buy an otc drug like abreva which will shorten the time to heal. You can get an rx for zovirax (acyclovir) but it is expensive. ...Read more
Tx options.: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
So i'm curious if i crush up my lysine pill and put it on my cold sore will it speed up the process?
No: This will not speed healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I have a really bad cold sore, its the swelling is bad I've tried putting ice on it its only getting worse, ?
Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2 . . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfortable: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
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