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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 very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and 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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Can you tell me if there is any good home remedy for a cold sore on my lip?

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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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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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

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How can you safely go to work if you have a cold sore/fever blister if its a restaurant?

If healled: The sore goes through several phase of healing. Blistering and crusting are 2 of the more contagious times for the sore. If you are on medication, and are not in a food delivery type job- then you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can a cold sore/fever blister look like?

Can you tell me what can a cold sore/fever blister look like?

Cold sore: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to walk around with a big or noticeable cold sore/ fever blister?

What to do if I have to walk around with a big or noticeable cold sore/ fever blister?

Cold Sore Options: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a cold sore/fever blister before school?

What do I do to get rid of a cold sore/fever blister before school?

Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2 . . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read more

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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed. For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more

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How do I know if a bump on my bottom lip is necessarily a cold sore/fever blister? It doesn't hurt, it is just one bump with a white center?

How do I know if a bump on my bottom lip is necessarily a cold sore/fever blister? It doesn't hurt, it is just one bump with a white center?

Cold Sore: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex virus. A physician or dermatologist can help to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?

There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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