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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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How do I get rid of a cold sore overnight?

How do I get rid of a cold sore overnight?

Not overnight: 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). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore?

How can I get rid of a cold sore?

Oral antiviral.: The only effective treatments for cold sores are the oral antivirals, such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) and famvir. Topical cold sore treatments, no matter what you've heard or read, have little or no effect. Treatment can be intermittent or continuous, depending on location and frequency of episodes. Your doctor or a dermatologist can determine what you need and write the prescription. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore quickly?

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 get rid of a cold sore overnight?

How to get rid of a cold sore overnight?

Not overnight.: Laser treatments can be fastest. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore fast?

You can't: The cold sore is caused by a reactivation of herpes simplex virus. Once it erupts it runs it's course. Abreva may help or prescription zovirax (acyclovir) may help. See . ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore over night?

Not overnight: Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore scab fast?

Cold sore tx: 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. Can't tell you how > ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a painful cold sore?

Cold Sore: Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a coldsore overnight?

How can I  get rid of a coldsore overnight?

You Can't: Cold sores are caused by viruses and like any virus, it must run it's course. If you have a warning sign (prodrome) that one is coming on you can take precription meds that usually are effective at preventing the outbreak. Talk to your dentist or md for the prescription. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat?

How can I get rid of a sore throat?

Pharyngitis: The cause must be determined first. This may be a symptom of reflux disease and not infection. A trial of otc Prilosec for 6 weeks may be worth trying. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore raspy throat overnight?

How can I get rid of a sore raspy throat overnight?

Raspy: Probably cannot. Advise complete voice rest for at least 72 hours, no smoking , no alcohol, no throat clearing, drinks lg. ants. of clear fluids. See ENT if not resolved in three weeks ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore in my mouth?

How can I get rid of a cold sore in my mouth?

Homeopathy: Lysine pills can help but are not fast. Homeopathic rhus tox can help speed healing and increase speed to crusting over. So can a chinese herbaceutical called schmoove. Visit www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals. Medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can also be useful. See your doctor for a prescription. I personally have good success with the homeopathy and herbaceuticals. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a mouth sore?

How can I get rid of a mouth sore?

Mouth sore: Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat/tonsilolliths?

Salt water: You can start by gargling 1/2 tsp salt in 1/2 cup water, three times for 20 seconds. If not improving you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold quickly?

How can I get rid of a cold quickly?

Cold: You can't expect to get better before 7-10 days. You can however, feel better by drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy, taking analgesics like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and getting plenty of rest. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a spot/ cold sore quickly?

Your doctor can: Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) for a cold sore . 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 get rid of a sore throat overnight?

How to get rid of a sore throat overnight?

Self-care: If you have just started getting the sore throat, drink lots of fluids and take an inbuprofen. Rest, chill out, be quiet. Some people find salt water gargle to be helpful. See your doctor of symptoms worsen or you develop a high fever or significant trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of a cold sore?

How can I most quickly get rid of a cold sore?

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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more