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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?

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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.
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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?

HIVES

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Hives are the physical sign of an allergy. The allergy you are describing has to be from something you touched or ate that got on the lips.
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Can salt help make a cold sore go away?

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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.
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How do I make a cold sore go away overnight?

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there is no overnight cure for cold sores. you can reduce the length of outbreak by early use of prescription antiviral medications as well as topical creams. discuss treatment / prevention options with your doctor.
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What should I do to make a cold sore on lip go away?

Apply ice

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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.
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Could a cold sore go away without the blister popping?

That can

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Is it possible to make a cold sore go away over night?

Possible, but rare

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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.
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I have a cold sore now! how do I make it go away fast?

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prescribe valtrex 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.
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Are there ways to make my cold sore in my mouth go away?

If it is from the he

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herpes virus then PO Valtrex the dose is 2 grams now and 2 grams in 12 hours please call your gyn
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what to do when you get a cold sore and want it to go away?

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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.
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