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Have tried prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and ointment at the first signs. Still have fever blisters twice a month or more . Any preventative options.?

Have tried prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and ointment at the first signs.  Still have fever blisters twice a month or more .  Any preventative options.?

May need suppression: If you are having outbreaks twice a month despite using Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and ointment when you first feel an outbreak starting, you probably need to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another pill on a daily basis to try and suppress the outbreaks. Patients can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills for up to a year every day. After 1 year you can decide with your doctor if you need to continue or if you can stop. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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When you have a fever blister and have been applying medicine, is the weird colored stuff on it the scab? I feel really dumb for asking that ....

When you have a fever blister and have been applying medicine, is the weird colored stuff on it the scab? I feel really dumb for asking that ....

Just crust: A fever blister will often ooze some clear fluid (serous fluid) that dries and causes "crusting". In general, you could call it a scab and that would be accurate. Keep the crusted area covered with vaseline so it heals faster and isn't as painful. If you let it dry out, then every time you open your mouth, it will crack and split and cause pain. ...Read more

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What prescription medicines or illicit drugs can cause a fever if stopped or withdrawn?

What prescription medicines or illicit drugs can cause a fever if stopped or withdrawn?

None I know of.: I am not aware of any drugs that will cause significant change in temperature if stopped. Some stimulants can raise temperature mildly while under influence. ...Read more

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I've been on amoxiclav for a week to treat strep and have 4 more days of medicine but I've redeveloped a fever (101.2) and throat blisters. Insights?

I've been on amoxiclav for a week to treat strep and have 4 more days of medicine but I've redeveloped a fever (101.2) and throat blisters. Insights?

Throat: Your throat infections may not be strep. It may be a virus. You may also be having s reaction to the antibiotic. Check in with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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My daughter has a ear ache and fever was diagnosed 3 days ago with a ear infection but on our vacation in maine where we are now her medicine dropped . Can't get in touch for a new prescription on here?

My daughter has a ear ache and fever was

 diagnosed 3 days ago with a ear infection but on our vacation in maine where we are now her medicine dropped .  Can't get in touch for a new prescription on here?

Not this site: This public site is for medical questions & general medical advise.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything from this platform. If you call your doctors office during regular hours they can often send out a refill to a chain pharmacy with branches where you are vacationing. This bypasses the problem of not having a license where you are traveling. ...Read more

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What should you consider the best medicinee or "home remedy" for the common cold/flu. Non- prescription?

What should you consider the best medicinee or "home remedy" for the common cold/flu. Non- prescription?

Treatment for cold: Stay home and rest--get lots of sleep, drink warm fluids, eat chicken soup, inhale steam from tea kettle through nose and breath in, take regular vitamins and extra vit c-1000mg, use zinc louzenges-dissolve slowly in mouth three times per day. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if I use medicines for flu without doctor's prescription? I often use my parents'

Is it dangerous if I use medicines for flu without doctor's prescription? I often use my parents'

That depends on what: You are taking. Looks like you are 19. Taking antibiotics that is dangerous. If you take tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, Benadryl or other otc medications as directed for each med that may be alright. If you are taking your parent's prescription medications that isn't ok. If using over the counter medications & aren't sure about how to use them - talk to your parents, your pharmacist or physician. ...Read more

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What can I put on fever blister?

What can I put on fever blister?

Otc recs: A fever blister, assuming this is the correct diagnosis, is often confirmed by a culture showing herpes simplex virus. It tends to recur in the same location with excess stress and too much sun. Oral rx medications started early work best. Otc options include abreva topically and l-lysine which is a natural remedy. There are some reports of tea tree oil working but a lot of people get irritat. ...Read more

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How to get a fever blister healed?

How to get a fever blister healed?

Tincture of time: Lesions run their course over about 5 days or so. Early treatment with antivirals can shorten the course. Some docs use laser therapy which may also shorten the course. ...Read more

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What's best to use on fever blister?

What's best to use on fever blister?

Acyclovir: You can ask your doctor for a prescription cream for Acyclovir to treat the skin lesions, if they erupted less than 48 hours ago, otherwise, they are going to take their course. You may need to treat the next outbreak early to prevent them from spreading. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fever blister, please help me?

Nothing: It will heal in a week or 2. Prescription acyclovir or valacyclovir pills are effective if given at once. After a few hours it does not matter what you do. OTC and prescription creams are not worth the money. Some people have them several times a year so they learn to carry this med to take at very first start of next attack. Then it is usually very effective. I like Valacyclovir 1 Gram tabs to ta ...Read more

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What causes rid of a fever blister fast?

Fever blister.: Your physician 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are fever blisters?

Could you tell me what are fever blisters?

Herpes simplex 1 vir: Cold sores or fever blisters tend to develop when an individual has a fever but can also be triggered by sun exposure, emotional distress, intestinal illness and menstruation. These blisters can recur in the same spot or in different locations.A sore or blister will typically take a few days or a week to resolve. Caused by herpes simplex i virus and are highly contagious. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a fever blister?

See below: Fever blisters are caused by reactivation of a chronic herpes simplex infection usually type i. It will resolve spontaneously without treatment. Severe cases or frequent recurrences can be treated with prescription oral acyclovir, Famvir (famciclovir) or valacyclovir (valtrex). ...Read more

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Does tick bite fever cause blisters?

Does tick bite fever cause blisters?

See below : If you are referring to tick-borne relapsing fever (tbrf), then - no. Blisters are not associated with it as far as i can discern from then most recent reports. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. 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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