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Cures For Cold Sores On Anus
What is gingivostomatitis ? Is it herpes ? I have canker sores inside mouth ( not cold sores) few weeks ago I had swollen gums..and bump near anus .
Be patient: Herpetic gingivostomatitis is a combination of gingivitis and stomatitis and is a common infection of the mouth and gums. Although a self-limiting disease, this oral infection can cause significant mouth discomfort and frustration. The sores usually disappear within two to three weeks, regardless of whether they are treated or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticed some genital warts near anus opening. Also cold sore on lip. Any OTC medication I can apply?
HSV no, warts maybe: No OTC medications will have any significant benefit against an oral herpes outbreak (cold sore). For warts, there are OTC treatments, such as "Compound W" in the US; I have no idea about what is availalbe in Kenya. But you shouldn't self treat anal warts without professional care. Your diagnosis may be wrong; and in the anal area, significant irritation and ulceration can result. ...Read more
No absolute cure...: Cold sores are caused by labial herpes virus which is also called type 1 herpes simplex virus( genital is type 2). This virus hides in nerve terminals so to say and when there is some type of stress it may show up again. It can be treated at the moment it appears with medication that encourages the virus to leave the area but it will not "kill"'it or avoid it from hiding in the nerves again. ...Read more
See a dentist: Treatment of sores in the mouth can vary dramatically depending on the cause of the sore. So it's wise to see a dentist or physician to diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment. Cold sores can be controlled, but not cured. Until you can see the dentist/physician, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If eating/drinking is painful, try bland foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lysine?: Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some believe lysine helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. ...Read more
Tips: 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 valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
A volatile solvent: Many times a herpetic (cold sore) lesion can be aborted if caught in the 'premonition' phase (when you feel the burning sensation) by the topical application of a volatile solvent such as ether or chloroform. I should be applied topically with a q-tip and sparingly. Dab it with the solvent three or four times and repeat a few hours later. If the lesion has already appeared, it can't be stopped. ...Read more