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How can I cure my cold sores without having to use drugs?

How can I cure my cold sores without having to use drugs?

Time: There are no good cures for cold sores other than the fact that they will resolve spontaneously.Current medications, at best, work poorly. ...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, 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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Can you tell me how to cure my cold sores without having to use antibiotics or tea tree oil?

Can you tell me how to cure my cold sores without having to use antibiotics or tea tree oil?

Use ice cube: Cold sores caused by herpes virus are not really cured since the virus continues to reside in the nerve. Some anti-viral medications may help lessen the severity if used early. If you can feel the cold sore coming - prodromal sign - tingling sensation in the usual spot you get cold sores - you could apply an ice cube to that spot. It has been reported that this reduces the virus replication. ...Read more

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I continue to get cold sores. What can I use? I use abreava with no results.

I continue to get cold sores. What can I use? I use abreava with no results.

See your dentist: Cold sores are a result of HSV infection. There are multiple medications that work GREAT for treating cold sores. Get with your dentist and try a few to see what works best. If you are a holistic person, some people like to take L-Lysine on a regular basis; it inhibits the entry of arginine into the cell which is a precursor for viral replication. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why i'm getting cold sores and how can I reduce them?

Any ideas on why i'm getting cold sores and how can I reduce them?

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

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How do I dry out genital herpes on the anus? What can I use for itching? I am on xarelto and i can't take most medicines and i'm afraid to try

How do I dry out genital herpes on the anus?  What can I use for itching?  I am on xarelto and i can't take most medicines and i'm afraid to try

Genital herpes: You cannot "dry it out" rather you can have the lesions burned off; steroids can reduce itching but may make the lesions grow; you can also take the medications for herpes which can suppress the activity of the virus and reduce or eliminate the lesions. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how can I prevent cold sores?

Looking for answer to how can I prevent cold sores?

Denavir (penciclovir): You cannot really prevent cold sores, but you can cut the time short and even stop them from blistering and getting too big. Most people experience a tingling aura when a cold sore is coming on. If you apply a prescription medication like Denavir (penciclovir) during this early phase and then continue to apply it 4 or 5 times a day in the area, you can stop or shorten the time of a cold sore. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

Tough question: If your asthma is triggered by an allergy (animal dander, pollen,etc) removing as much of these as possible is a start. Removing rugs, carpeting, enclosing your mattress in an appropriate plastic cover is also a good start. If your asthma is exercise induced, take notice of the temperature outside when you exercise and have an attack. To be without a "resuce" inhaler is probably not a good idea ...Read more

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How can I relieve my allergies without taking any medication?

How can I relieve my allergies without taking any medication?

Cold compresses: Cold acts to slow down the chemicals that cause the itching and irritation. A cold rag or chilled artificial tears are somewhat effective, but short acting. ...Read more

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How can I stop my cold without taking drug.

How can I stop my cold without taking drug.

You can't: With or with medication the virus has to run its course. Medications just control some of the symptoms and do not stop it. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent and treat cold sores?

Oral antiviral: Topical application of an antiviral is of questionable value, however you can get a prescription from your physician or dentist for valcyclovir 1g 1 tablet a day which must be taken when the prodromal symptoms appear. Keep them on hand because if you wait until you feel the symptoms it will probably be too late for the medicine to be effective. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can cure canker sores with house hold items?

Can i tell me how i can cure canker sores with house hold items?

Mother nature?: Does mother nature live at your house? You can't really cure it. Your body will heal it over time. Rinsing with warm salt water and diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (1:1 with water) may help it feel better. There are many otc remedies at your local pharmacy or supermarket. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could deal with cold sores in my life?

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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I get stress-induced cold sores often. What can I do to prevent them?

I get stress-induced cold sores often. What can I do to prevent them?

Lysine: The the intake of the essential Amino Acid lysine may help you reduce the outbreak of cold sores. You can start with 500 mg tabs and possibly increase it to 1000 per day when you feel the cold sores coming out. ...Read more

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How can I cure a cold without taking antibiotics or meds?

No cure, just v sxs: 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

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I have problem of cough after cold, what can I do to permanently cure them.

I have problem of cough after cold, what can I do to permanently cure them.

You might have: Post-brochitic cough. You should see a doctor so he can give you medicine, possibly a bronchodilator. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat without taking medicine?

How can I cure a sore throat without taking medicine?

Options: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Try slippery elm bark lozenges. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my sons cold sores?

What can I do to treat my sons cold sores?

Lemon balm: Talk to his doctor about use of 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. ...Read more

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Can I use monistat to ease the itch and pain of herpes while taking Acyclovir? If not how do I relief symptoms?

Can I use monistat to ease the itch and pain of herpes while taking Acyclovir? If not how do I relief symptoms?

Monistat won't help: unless there is an accompanying fungal infection, as for the pain: you may want to inform your doctor about it, herpes infection can cause neuralgia which can be painfull, pain killers may help or at times Rx meds as gabapentin, so better ask your doctor if acetaminophen / NSAIDs won't work, good luck ...Read more