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What is the fastest way to get rid of cold sores on your lips?

What is the fastest way to get rid of cold sores on your lips?

Acyclovir...: ...And similar medications, started as early as possible in the outbreak. Lysine may also be of some help. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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Ways to get rid of cold sores fast?

Ways to get rid of cold sores fast?

Not easy: They say that cold sores heal in two weeks if you treat them, and they heal in 14 days if you don't. The point being that there is no good way to make them heal quickly. Topical ointments containing a topical anesthetic can eliminate pain while the healing process continues. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of cold sores?

Best way to get rid of cold sores?

Valacyclovir: If it is a herpes lesion, it initially will feel like an itching or burning sensation. The lesion will appear like a cluster of grapes. If you start taking the valacyclovir right away the sore will go away within a couple of days. If not the blisters will break, the skin will crust over and after a week to ten days it will heal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores in mouth quickly?

Cold sore: Cold sores are of viral origin. You need to get an anti viral prescription from your dentist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

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You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. There are also over the counter meds that you can apply topically that accelerate healing and reduce pain such as abreva, zilactin, and oragell. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of cold sores ?

Takes its course: If you get recurrent severe cold sores i recommend suppression treatment. You take a lower dose of antiviral rx that will prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

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). ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores and sun blisters on your lips?

Laser can Help: Find a dentist trained with the biolase waterlase, which can dry up the lesions, reduce pain, and speed healing. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of cold sores?

Cold sore treatment: There is no cure for cold sores. Cold sores will usually start to heal on their own within a 3-6 days. You can use Zinc oxide or Blistex ointment after crusts have formed. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of canker sores?

Best way to get rid of canker sores?

Canker sore: If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores on my face?

Antivirals: Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Virus which lies dormant in nerve cel bodies and are activated by stress, trauma, etc. The natural course of the virus resolves without any treatment over several days. Antiviral medications such as Valacyclovir and Acyclovir can decrease recovery times. ...Read more

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Quickest way to get rid of a cold sore?

Cold Sores: Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat 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. ...Read more

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Want to get rid of cold sores fast?

Want to get rid of cold sores fast?

They have a life : Nothing gets rid of cold sores. It seems no matter what you do they hang around for about 14 days. If you try to put something on them..They will last 2 weeks. Try to keep them dry ( no vaseline or chapstick) and don't pick at them. Limit stress and fatigue. Unfortunately, some people are prone to getting them. Watch spicy or acidic food and drink. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits and acidic vegetables and spicy foods 2. Avoiding irritation from gum chewing 3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. ...Read more

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Quickest way to get rid of a cold sore!?

Your doctor can : Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) 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. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of cold sores that scabbed?

Near the end..: If you have cold sores that have crusted over...Then they are on their way out. The cycle is generally about 14 days. Hang in there and don't pick at em or put anything on them. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cold sores on your lips?

Topical tx or laser: Cold sores can be treated with a topical such as zovirax (acyclovir). There are also oral pills you can take to lessen the length of time the cold sore is around. A dental laser can also be used to lessen spread of cold sore and length of time is lasts. ...Read more

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Any tips to getting rid of cold sores quickly?

A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of cold sores on your lips?

Acyclovir...: ...And similar medications, started as early as possible in the outbreak. Lysine may also be of some help. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my upper lip. Any easy way to get rid of cold sores?

2 questions: "Small, red bump" could be several different things. You did not favor us with enough information except to say that a dermatologist will help you. "An easy way to get rid of cold sores" involves understanding herpes virus. Best remedy is to take 2 Grams [2 pills] of valacyclovir at prodrome, when you first perceive the initial tingling of a new sore. This will abort the attack or greatly reduce i ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore on my lip?

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore on my lip?

Different options: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cold sores on your lips?

Topical tx or laser: Cold sores can be treated with a topical such as zovirax (acyclovir). There are also oral pills you can take to lessen the length of time the cold sore is around. A dental laser can also be used to lessen spread of cold sore and length of time is lasts. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cold sores on my lips?

How can I get rid of cold sores on my lips?

Valtrex/Denavir: The most effective medication today is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only at the beginning stage of the erruption or Denavir which is applied every two hours for three days. Both are prescription items. So you must get them from you physician or dentist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores and sun blisters on your lips?

Laser can Help: Find a dentist trained with the biolase waterlase, which can dry up the lesions, reduce pain, and speed healing. ...Read more

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I have 4 huge cold sores on my lip and need to get rid of them asap! help?

See doctor: You will need to see a physician or dentist for a prescription of an anti viral medication. The sooner it is treated the better. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores I have a clump of them on my bottom lip and chin what will get rid of them and how long will it take i also feel really tired ?

What causes cold sores I have a clump of them on my bottom lip and chin what will  get rid of them and how long will it take i also feel really tired ?

Time: If indeed they are cold sores you never get rid of the virus. Stress and uv light are tow of the most common reasons they erupt. If you catch it at the tingling phase you can take viroxin or zovirax (acyclovir). In my office the laser does great for keeping them small and increases healing..But you need to get in early. ...Read more

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I am getting cold sores on my lips on the corners and when i open my mouth it hurts! how do I get rid of the cold sores?

Use lysine: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. A supplement called lysine suppresses herpes outbreaks in most people. Also, avoid whole wheat bread, nuts, arginine, etc. Do not take lysine if you have phenylketonuria. There are also prescription anti-virals that you can get from your dds. ...Read more

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I've got a cold sore on my upper lip and it looks absolutely horrible.. How can I get rid of it fast without medicine?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. There are also over the counter meds that you can apply topically that accelerate healing and reduce pain such as abreva, zilactin, and oragell. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores in mouth quickly?

Cold sore: Cold sores are of viral origin. You need to get an anti viral prescription from your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the way to get rid of swelling of lip due to cold sore?

Some physician : Recommend ice application. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also >. ...Read more

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I had a cold sore on my upper lip for along time , but it left a dark mark on my upper lip, is there a way to get rid it ?

Dark mark on lip: See a dermatologist regarding the use of a bleaching cream for that area. Also make sure to cover it with sunscreen every single day even if it is cloudy. ...Read more

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I had a cold sore from along time and it went but it left a dark mark on my upper lip , is there any way to get rid it ?Thanks

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Cold sore: The hyper pigmentation can be treated with light bleaching creams or a laser treatment. I would talk to your physician or dermatologist who can start these treatments immediately hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chapped lips and a cold sore!?

Comfortable: Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a cold sore on top of my lip?

Which lip?: Leave it alone and it will go away by itself. If you wish you can use herpacin or other topicals on the lips of the mouth, or zovirax (acyclovir) on the lips of the vagina. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold sore above your lip?

Expedites healing: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more