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Doctor insights on: Homemade Cold Sore Remedies

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Can cold sore remedies work?

Can cold sore remedies work?

Cold sore: Applying a lip balm containing 1% lemon balm (melissa officinalis) shortens healing time, prevent infection spread, and reduces symptoms of recurring cold sores. Also taking lysine orally can help. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3115841?dopt=abstract topical treatment with a cream containing sage and rhubarb (rheum officinale and rheum palmatum) may be about as effective as zovirax (acyclovir). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and 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 to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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Home remedy of sore throat?

Home remedy of sore throat?

See doc: It may be a bacterial cause that may require an antibiotic to cure. I suggest seeing your doctor to determine the cause of the sore throat. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sore throat?

Home remedies for sore throat?

Hot liquids.: Hot buttered rum. Hot salt water gargles. Over the counter sprays that contain phenol or Benzocaine lozenges. Some have used cloves for its anesthetic effect. ...Read more

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Remedy for sore throat?

Remedy for sore throat?

Sore throat relief: Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on popsicles. Take something to relieve pain like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Lots of chicken soup and tlc. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat home remedies?

Sore throat home remedies?

Many: You can goggle with salt dissolved in warm water, Aspirin dissolved in warm water, drink tea with honey, chicken soup, zinc supplements have been shown to decrease the duration of a cold if you have one, etc. However, if you have a strep throat, home remedies would be a mistake as strep throat can sometimes lead to heart damage. Have a sore throat evaluated to make sure it is not strep. ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Pretty much so: Especially the ones that are honey lemon flavored. And drink plenty of warm liquids topped with honey or ginger. ...Read more

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Sore throat any home remedy?

Sore throat any home remedy?

Salt H20: Gargle with warm salt water several times a day. It helps to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Tips of sore throat remedies?

Sor Throat: Sore throats can be from infections, allergies, gerd, tonsullitis, etc. See your doctor for a possible referral to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to cure a sore throat?

Any home remedies to cure a sore throat?

Home remedies sr thr: Warm saline gargles, raspberry tea gargles, pain meds if needed, chlraseptic lozences to numb the pain, rest, gargle with listerine, etc. ...Read more

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Best home remedy for sore throat?

Best home remedy for sore throat?

Saline gargle: Put teaspoon salt in pint of warm water and gargle every several hours. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Lysine?: Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some believe lysine helps. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sore throat ?

Plenty: Salt water gargles . Sucking on ice cubes. A table spoon of Honey. Hot Tea. Popsicle sticks, ice cream. Over the counter Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. If no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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What natural remedy can soothe pain from cold sores?

What natural remedy can soothe pain from cold sores?

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

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Are there any inexpensive cold sore remedies?

Are there any inexpensive cold sore remedies?

Melissa Officinalis : 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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Are there any good cold sore home remedies?

Are there any good cold sore home remedies?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Thyroid gland: You should seek an answer for why you have cold intolerance. A possibility is an under-active thyroid gland. See your family doctor for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?

Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?

Natural remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Does instant chicken ramen soup help sore throat?

Does instant chicken ramen soup help sore throat?

It can: Any warm salty water can soothe a sore throat. It doesn't specifically have to be Ramen Noodles. I would recommend a low sodium soup for the dull pain. Throat lozenges can assist as well. If the sore throat persists after conservative management with analgesics and soothing mechanisms seek further assistance for the cause and possible need for further medical management ...Read more

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Sore throat remedy?

Sore throat remedy?

Gargle with salty: Water. See your doc if high fever or trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more