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Causes Of Fever Blisters
OTC Abreva: This is typically caused by a herpes virus n can be a recurrent problem for many. It's contagious, very treatable, but can't be cured. An otc cream called abreva--if used at the early onset, it can be quite effective. Excessive sun exposure, stress, other illness can be trigger for it to come out. If frequent, there is med to prevent it. Topicals via script by doc if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes fever blisters and what can u do to prevent them my ex husband never gets them what can I do to prevent them
Cold sores: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. Mitigate any of these possible. Your doctor 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is very common. They are referred to as cold sores, because they can be triggered when your body is under stress with a cold. Sunlight, change in weather, and stress are frequent triggers. I generally prescribe an antiviral pill to be taken at the first sign of a cold sore, because they frequently recur at the same site. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more
Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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