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Home Treatment For Fever Blisters
Remedies: 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
Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more
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
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
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
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then rub orajel on the sore. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more
Can you suggest a home remedy for strep throat and blisters for a child with their molars coming in?
What treatment would you recommend for HS, hydrogenation suppurativa for 6 years? home remedies? aside from antibiotics?
Other tx: HS is due to a combination of pluggged oil glands and infection. Proper treatment sometimes includes antibiotics, but you should also be on a low saturated fat diet, and be using an antibacterial soap while cleaning frequently(2-4x/d) and sometimes fat solvents. Other meds can cause it- especially female hormones, so avoid them. ...Read more
Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days.At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?
Clarify: I am presuming your question is about your son? Age? Based on the information given including history and meds, would suggest seeing a primary care doc. For an adult with no other history a viral illness is self limiting. But that is not the case for the history mentioned so seeking help us acceptable. Best of luck ...Read more
What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs
SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Oscillococcinum: I agree with dr. Fowler's ideas. Also would like to add oscillococcinum, a homeopathic remedy. This is available at any health food store, and is best if taken when you first notice symptoms. Take a dose each 6 hours -- symptoms may be gone by the next morning, so don't take more unless needed. http://www.iss.it/publ/anna/2012/1/481105.pdf no conflict with other medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor/get ABX!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more
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