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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 moreGet help now ›
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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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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?
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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.
Herpes Type One: Herpes simplex is usually found in 75% of the humans in the Western World. It may vary by a point or two depending on the country. Most people get them from family members during childhood. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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?
Can wait: As long as it's improving, evaluation isn't needed. Avoiding nuts and oatmeal may be helpful in clearing cold sores. Taking lysine, an Amino Acid supplement may help cold sores clear faster too. The usual dose is 500mg twice daily. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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