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Do Cold Sores Always Blister
Cold sores: Why do you think that you have cold sores? It would be difficult to answer without more information
Blisters: Yes, depending on what's inside them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prevention: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine.
Sometimes: Sometimes but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Some options: 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).
Yes: Yes you can though rare. It depends on the site of the initial herpes infection.
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 valtrexor another antiviral medication. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sore.
Laser can Help: Find a dentist trained with the biolase waterlase, which can dry up the lesions, reduce pain, and speed healing.
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. There is no 'fast' way.See 1 more doctor answer
Well: Could be a couple things one you could've used the Chapstick when you had herpes and keep re-infecting yourself. Another possibility is you use the Stick when you're out in the sun and sunburned can cause a flareup of herpes. For specific diagnosis and treatment recommend health visit
Cold sores are Viral: I do not know of any value to doing this remedy. It is important to understand the nature of a cold sore or fever blister. These disorders are caused by the herpes virus. The virus can be very easily spread to other parts of your body or to other people through direct contact. I would recommend not putting a warm tea bad on the sore. The risk of spreading the virus is high. Talk to your dentist.
I got 3 small clear blisters on my bottom lip. I've had cold sores before but never in this area. What could this be?
Herpes (cold sore): Outbreak is the most likely explanation even if you hadn't noticed in this area before, it can still happen there.
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