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How can you get rid of a cold sore?

How can you get rid of a cold sore?

Viral Infection: It is called herpes labiales simplex.It dries up withthe application of kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. Some use the newer antifungal cream. ...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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How can you get rid of a cold sore fast est?

How can you get rid of a cold sore fast est?

Rest and medication: Stress is by far the most common cause of cold sore which is the recurrence of herpes viral infection. It is a self limiting condiction and normally heal in 2 weeks. Rest and stress control will help the healing process. Certain medicatons such as Acyclovir can speed the healing but not too much. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cold sore in your mouth?

Home medics: They are usually viral in nature, antiviral ointments might speed up healing like zophirax and abreeva.. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of this beast of a cold sore?

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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How to get rid of a cold sore?

Antiviral meds: Most cold sores are a type of herpes (not the same type usually that causes genital lesions) and if caught early (ie when the area starts to tingle or burn) can be suppressed with an antiviral medication like Famvir (famciclovir) or acyclovir. If you can't get a script for one of these meds, try applying ice to the area 4-5 times a day as this will inhibit viral replication and speed healing. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a cold sore?

How do 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?

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 to get rid of a cold sore quick?

How to get rid of a cold sore quick?

Not fast: 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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