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Cold Sore Remedies Abreva
Cold sore: Applying a lip balm containing 1% lemon balm (melissa officinalis) shortens healing time, prevent infection spread, and reduces symptoms of recurring cold sores. Also taking lysine orally can help. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3115841?dopt=abstract topical treatment with a cream containing sage and rhubarb (rheum officinale and rheum palmatum) may be about as effective as zovirax (acyclovir). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker sore, or Aphtous ulcer, is probably caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body fighting itself) Medicine for one of these is not intended for the other type of mouth sore. The anbesol cream is probably mostly for numbing the sore. ...Read more
Many: You can goggle with salt dissolved in warm water, Aspirin dissolved in warm water, drink tea with honey, chicken soup, zinc supplements have been shown to decrease the duration of a cold if you have one, etc. However, if you have a strep throat, home remedies would be a mistake as strep throat can sometimes lead to heart damage. Have a sore throat evaluated to make sure it is not strep. ...Read more
Lysine?: Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some believe lysine helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical anesthetic: There really isn't anything that will cause it to heal faster. Your home solution to them might include rinsing with warm salt water to decrease the swelling. Also children's teething solutions and/or gels will numb the area but you need to be careful with this because while the area is numb you may irritate it more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sores: If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker sore like sores that are spreading
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!
Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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