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Fever Blister Prescription Medicine
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
Do i need a prescription cream for a mass of fever blister under my nose. Have been trying abreve but not working?
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
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
I've had a really bad fever blister! i know it's from stress and sun! but I have medicine. Are there any other methods?
Can u spread a fever blister to your eye if it's scabbed over I accidentally touched eye hr after putting medicine on it now in panic go to eye?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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