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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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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

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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How to cure fever blisters on the mouth?

How to cure fever blisters on the mouth?

Not cures: Your doctor 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 w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my fever blisters, fast?

How would you recommend i cure my fever blisters, fast?

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 is a good way to cure or prevent fever blisters?

What is a good way to cure or prevent fever blisters?

See below: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm can help heal fever blisters. ...Read more

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Have a very small fever blister and I want it to Go away fast !! Does nystan and triamcinlone help get rid of fever blisters or any home remedies?

Have a very small fever blister and I want it to Go away fast !! Does nystan and triamcinlone help get rid of fever blisters or any home remedies?

Heals on it's own: A fever blister is a virus (herpes simplex) nystatin is for fungus. Ice applied to the area will help with the pain, as will something like benzyl alcohol. If you get many of them or frequent outbreaks a doctor can prescribe an antiviral. This may also reduce the time you have it by a day or so. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common things to cure or relieve pain from fever blisters and ginigivitus?

Can you please describe common things to cure or relieve pain from fever blisters and ginigivitus?

Fever Blister note: 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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I always get fever blisters even when i'm not sick and i haven't kissed any guys recently what could this be?

I always get fever blisters even when i'm not sick and i haven't kissed any guys recently what could this be?

Diagnosed w Herpes: Simplex? Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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Need help with fever blisters?

Need help with fever blisters?

Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read more

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What can u do for fever blisters?

Usually endure!: These are a nuisance. There are topicals to put on them that are over the counter. Your pcp can prescribe topicals and oral medications to treat and help prevent them. These meds are usually anti-virals. They are known to recur and painful, itchy, unsightly and can become problematic. If it is more than a simple case, see your pcp and discuss. Google a reputable web site for more information. ...Read more

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What to do about fever blisters?

What to do about 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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Where do fever blisters come from?

Where do fever blisters come from?

Fever blisters are…: …caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1, but can also be type 2) which is transmitted by contact with an infected person. Lesions don't even have to be visible to transfer virus. Never cured, it hides out in the body until triggered by stress—cold/infxn/ emotional stress/ bright sunlight/etc. Doc can rx meds to suppress virus & shorten course of symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fever blisters?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, . ...Read more

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Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Fever blisters: Before applying anything check with your dentist or pediatrician. Your child may have a viral infection called herpetic stomatitis. Orajel is a topical anesthetic, but there are more effective treatments. If it is viral, your pediatrician may want to treat it differently. ...Read more

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Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters.

Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters.

Nope, no effect: D-Lysine has absolutely no benefit in people with either oral or genital herpes. Do not believe the many misleading claims you can find online and don't waste your money. Acyclovir and related drugs effectively treat outbreaks (it only takes a single dose); if frequent, daily drug can prevent them. Use a strong sunblock if you find sun exposure triggers outbreaks. ...Read more

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What to eat to get rid of fever blisters fast?

What to eat to get rid of fever blisters fast?

Don't know foods.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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 oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abreva cause fever blisters?

Is it possible that abreva cause fever blisters?

No: Fever blisters is due to a viral infection called-herpes simplex-1. Abreva is an over the counter cream that may be helpful in treatment. ...Read more

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Are cold sores and fever blisters the same thing?

Are cold sores and fever blisters the same thing?

Yes: Cold sores and fever blisters are terms people use to describe a viral infection which usually affects the lips. The most common cause is by the hsv1 virus. They can be treated with anti-viral medications. An episode typically lasts about 10-15 days. ...Read more

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