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What is the fast affective way to get rid of a fever blister? And where can I get it?

What is the fast affective way to get rid of a fever blister? And where can I get it?

Abreva: Abreva is a safe over the counter topical treatment for cold sores.I find it works as well as most prescription products. Many large supermarkets with a drug counter or drug stores will carry this item. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Have a very small fever blister and I want it to Go away fast !! Does nystan and triamcinlone help get rid of fever blisters or any home remedies?

Have a very small fever blister and I want it to Go away fast !! Does nystan and triamcinlone help get rid of fever blisters or any home remedies?

Heals on it's own: A fever blister is a virus (herpes simplex) nystatin is for fungus. Ice applied to the area will help with the pain, as will something like benzyl alcohol. If you get many of them or frequent outbreaks a doctor can prescribe an antiviral. This may also reduce the time you have it by a day or so. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a fever blister in mouth?

Intra-oral or lip?: My patients often use "fever blister" for all ulcers or erosions that occur in the mouth or on the lips. They are different. On the lips are typically herpes simplex virus type 1, treated with oral acyclovir. In the mouth, the ulcer is called aphthous ulcer, which we treat with a topical steroid. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of fever blisters on the lip? I get a cluster of them every few months. Usually after Bikram yoga, is exercise ok?

What is the quickest way to get rid of fever blisters on the lip? I get a cluster of them every few months. Usually after Bikram yoga, is exercise ok?

Quickest Way: Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within two weeks. Several types of prescription antiviral drugs may speed the healing process, such as: Acyclovir (xerese, zovirax), valacyclovir (valtrex), Famciclovir (famvir), Penciclovir (denavir). In general, the pills work better than the creams. ...Read more

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Got a fever blister what's the quickest way to get rid of it and will it ger in my eyes or eye lids .can u give it someone by kissing them ?

Abreva: Abreva is available over the counter and is effective if you catch the cold sore at the very beginning of the outbreak. If it is more progressed you may want to see your doctor or urgent care for oral medications. It is possible to transmit it to another person by kissing them when the cold sore is active. ...Read more

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What causes a fever blister and are there any remedies to get rid of them?!

What causes a fever blister and are there any remedies to get rid of them?!

OTC Abreva: This is typically caused by a herpes virus n can be a recurrent problem for many. It's contagious, very treatable, but can't be cured. An otc cream called abreva--if used at the early onset, it can be quite effective. Excessive sun exposure, stress, other illness can be trigger for it to come out. If frequent, there is med to prevent it. Topicals via script by doc if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Well i woke up this morning and i noticed i had a fever blister. Not sure it how i got it but how can I get rid of it?

Well i woke up this morning and i noticed i had a fever blister. Not sure it how i got it but how can I get rid of it?

Herpes lesions: Be very careful not to break the blister. There are some over the counter medications/ lip gels that contain an antiviral medication that can assist you manage the lesion while it runs it course.( 1wk to 10 days) minimize touching the blister and touching other open areas or wounds as you can actively spread this virus. Acyclovir medications from your dds or md can assist you too. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fever blisters?

How to get rid of fever blisters?

Valtrex, famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, . ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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