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Cold Sore That Won T Go Away
Have a canker sore or cold sore won't go away I'm scared and my vagina burns and I deal with depression and kinda in a bad place right now
Multiple issues: Cold sores are on the external lips & respond well to topical lemon balm oil whereas canker sores are on tongue,gums or inner mouth & respond to licorice lozenges.There are many causes of vaginitis but it's readily treated-see a doc for diagnosis/treatment. While meds can help depression, exercise, counseling & supplements can help too. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies & hypothyroidism can contribute. ...Read more
My cold sore went away a week ago and It left 3 small pinkish bumps that won't go away. What should I do?
Nothing: Give it some time. None of the creams are as effective as prescription valacyclovir or Acyclovir pills taken at the very onset (prodrome) of the next attack. Get your prescription now so you will be prepared to take (usually 2 Grams) at the first tingling next attack. It is very safe. ...Read more
I'm on valrex. There is a huge, cold sore and i'm putting oitment on it constantly, but the swelling won't go away! any other ideas?
Possible infection: Cold sores can become infected with bacteria although they are initially caused by a virus. When that happens they are worse than usual and resistent to usual therapy. You could try antibiotic ointment but i would recommend seeing your doctor for a culture of the sore and appropriate antibiotics if things continue since rarely a fungus can be involved. ...Read more
Hello. How common is Oral herpes ( Cold sore ) ? I know it don't go away. Is it dangerous? I have had it since childhood. I get it when its cold.
Needle tip sized bubbles all over my top lip. (not cold sores) they don't go away with cold sore methods. Sometimes itchy! have now 3 wks+ any ideas?
Possible, but rare: Very unlikely. If you see a dentist at the very earliest signs of a cold sore developing (the itch or tingle stage) and your dentist treats it with a soft tissue laser (without actually touching it) and treats it with activated oxygen (ozone) and had you apply ozonated olive oil, it will go away much faster, but probably not overnight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sore: Most often 7 to 10 days, as little as 4 days sometimes. Shorter time course with appropriate medications. ...Read more
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