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Is there a home remedy for a cold sore or fever blister?

Is there a home remedy for a cold sore or fever blister?

Options: 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. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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What do doctors think is the top OTC or at home treatment for a fever blister "cold sore"?

What do doctors think is the top OTC or at home treatment for a fever blister "cold sore"?

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

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Will anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?

Will anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?

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

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What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

Check this out: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain. Check out this site for more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an at-home remedy to clear up a cold sore?

I need to know what's an at-home remedy to clear up a cold sore?

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

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What at-home remedy do you use to clear up a cold sore?

What at-home remedy do you use to clear up a cold sore?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It may half the healing time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any good home remedy for a cold sore on my lip?

NONE: Lemon balm ; l-lysine are completely useless. These sores heal in a few days anyway. Some agents may be soothing. You can waste a large amount of money looking for a magic cure. The only effective remedy is antiviral pill. Valacyclovir is more effective than acylovir but more expensive. Either a pill every day for a long time----years, or take a dose (2 grams valacyclovir) at first hint, known as. ...Read more

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Is puting fresh garlic clove on a cold sore a good home remedy to make them go away faster?

No: Cold sores are due to an activation of a virus in the tissue. These often become visible when there is irritation including excessive sunlight, colds and other stresses. A garlic clove may further aggravate the area. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


Dr. Philip Miller
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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