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Cold Sore Scab Healing
Im concerned , about my mouth area . I recently had a cold sore it healed ok? so in the process of healing I get these little skin blended bumps along with red lumps , I'm not sure what this maybe , I'm not a doctor & I don't know anything about doctors I
Mouth: it depends if the bumps are in your mouth, on your lips or on the skin around the mouth. ...Read more
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
I have a cold sore scab above my top lip and it looks horrible! It is so big! Is there ANYWAY to get rid of it or speed the healing process?? Is it true if the cold sore is on skin that it would take 7 DAYS! More longer than a one on your lip? Please help
Keep it moist: Once you have reached the scab stage, it just has to resolve on it's own. If you keep it moisturized with ointment, it will soften the scab and heal more quickly. If you have recurrent cold sores, consider having an antiviral onhand (pills and ointment). If you take or apply antivirals as soon as you begin to get symptoms (itching or burning), you can often abort the full blown cold sore. ...Read more
I have a huge cold sore scab above my upper lip! It is so huge and I'm afraid people will start staring at it, it's there any where to make the healing process faster or get rid of it all at once? Any home remedies would also be very appreciated. Thank yo
Cold sores: 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 (valacyclovir). ...Read more
It is no: Longer contagious once the skin lesion has healed. ...Read more
It is actually: Potentially contagious until the lesion has healed. ...Read more
If you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you dont get a cold sore with open lession and scab?
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