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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
151 doctors shared insights

Cold Sore Outbreak (Overview)

Herpes simplex is a viral infection that mainly affects the mouth or genital area.


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How can I relieve a cold sore outbreak?

How can I relieve a cold sore outbreak?

COLD SORE: By being prepared not to kiss somebody with cold sore or having the medication in case you get the infection, . ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
151 doctors shared insights

Cold Sore Outbreak (Overview)

Herpes simplex is a viral infection that mainly affects the mouth or genital area.


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Suggestions for avoiding a cold sore outbreak?

Suggestions for avoiding a cold sore outbreak?

HSV Suppressive RX: Unfortunately, many patients and many physicians, are unaware of both the risk of asymptomatic transmission of herpes and how effective suppressive treatment can be in preventing it. If you are living with herpes and have one or more uninfected sexual partners, consider discussing the possible advantages of daily suppressive therapy with your doctor. Take prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir) 500-1000mg daily. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
4 min, 6x day, forever
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
daily
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What can I do for a really bad first cold sore outbreak?

What can I do for a really bad first cold sore outbreak?

Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine. You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more

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What is a good way to reduce / eliminate cold sore outbreak and recurrance?

What is a good way to reduce / eliminate cold sore outbreak and recurrance?

Lower stress: Not an easy answer but usually stress is a major culprit. Try vit b complex, some studies show that stress will deplete your body of vit b rapidly. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
Daily
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Is kissing safe after a cold sore outbreak?

Is kissing safe after a cold sore outbreak?

Lets wait: You have a herpetic viral sore. Not usually fatal but wait a week after sore is gone so you dont share it with your loved ones. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm having a cold sore outbreak?

Cold sore: For people who do develop signs and symptoms, a cold sore usually passes through several stages, which include: tingling and itching. Many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation around their lips for a day or two before cold sore blisters erupt. Blisters. Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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What can be done for my serious cold-sore outbreak?

What can be done for my serious cold-sore outbreak?

Cold sore: Most cold sores are infections by viruses. There are many medicines that can help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,016 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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more