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What to do when a cold sore makes ur lip swell?

What to do when a cold sore makes ur lip swell?

1. Apply Ice.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex. 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 w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

A cold sore is a sore that develops on lips. It is caused by infection with one ...Read more


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Might it be possible that a cold sore causes your lip to swell?

Might it be possible that a cold sore causes your lip to swell?

Sometimes: Ice can help. 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. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting only one cold sore on my lip? And its always in the same place

Why do I keep getting only one cold sore on my lip? And its always in the same place

Herpes type 1: Cold sores are caused by the herpes type 1 virus. They can be spread from a partner with an active lesion such as a blister which has broken. The virus can also reside in the nerves of the skin and can recur when ones body defenses are weakened. They are treated by an antiviral medication taken orally and topically. ...Read more

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Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Laser: The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the area treated during the early stage of a cold sore when you feel a burning or itching the cold sore will not come back to that area again. ...Read more

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What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

Cold sores: Your physician can prescribe valtrex.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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How long does it take for a cold sore on your lip to develop?

Not long: In my experience they come on very fast. Usually there is some tingling or mild pain. Next a small pink bump shows up. By the next day it is a larger, red, fluid filled blister. If you ask your doctor for a prescription for acyclovir, valtrex or Famvir you can take it at the first sign. Taking it right away will usually keep it from turning into an ugly fever blister. Also abreva helps (otc). ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your lips after they are sun burnt?

Can you get a cold sore on your lips after they are sun burnt?

Absolutely!: Lip cold sores are usually caused by a recurrence of a herpes type1 virus, that lies dormant in your system until there is a stress. Lip sunburn is the perfect stress to bring back the herpes sores. You probably contracted the virus as a child. It stays in your body, "asleep", until at times of stress - fever, emotional upset, sunburn, etc - it causes new sores. These usually resolve in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What can lead to cold sore on your lip?

Herpes: There are two herpes viruses. Both can lead to blisters, commonly called cold sores when on the mouth or lips. 95% of the lesions are caused by herpes type one or herpes simplex. Most people infected with herpes do not have recurring outbreaks, but can still be contagious. 75% of americans have been infected with this virus and most got infected during childhood from family members. ...Read more

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How can I treat a cold sore inside my lip as fast as possible?

Time: If it is inside your lip chances are it is an apthous ulce r not a viral cold sore. Nothing but time is needed. Usually 7-10 days. But otc kanka swabbed on the lesion will sooth and coat and decrease pain! ...Read more

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