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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
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
Prescription.: Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain i laser these with my waterlase md dental laser. Takes 2 minutes to treat and relief is in 1 hour to 24 hours shortening the 10 day cycle. Most "cold sores" will run their course in 10 days and can be triggered by stress sun or a herpetic virus. ...Read more
Cold sore: Most often 7 to 10 days, as little as 4 days sometimes. Shorter time course with appropriate medications. ...Read more
NO: But it will not hurt. The best way to get a cold sore to heal faster is to take prescription valacylovir 2 grams or Acyclovir 4000-8000mg at the very first tingling (prodrome) warning that a cold sore is coming. The longer the delay the less effective it is, so you need to have it handy for immediate use. Forget about any creams: they don't do much. Forget about lysine because it does nothing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your doctor can : Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
Got first cold sore 6 months ago after planning a stressful event. I still have them now (early and late symptoms). How can I make it go away?
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). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
I have what looks like a cold sore on the side of my tounge was bad a few days ago but is now startin to go away should I go to the dr or wait it out?
Generally 10-14 days: Without medication each sore takes 10-14 days to go away. However, you can have multiple sores that come up before one resolves and some people always have an active sore soemwhere. Your dentist or md can prescribe meds to help prevent outbreaks. ...Read more
Apply ice: 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
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