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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

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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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 do I get rid of a cold sore fast?

How do I get rid of a cold sore fast?

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 do I get rid of a sore throat?

How do I get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: Please go to a nearby Pharmacy and they will advise you as the best Medicine to control your sore throat. You won't need a prescription for this. ...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 do I get rid of a spot/ cold sore quickly?

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 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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What can I do to get rid of a cold sore bump?

What can I do to get rid of a cold sore bump?

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 do I get rid of a cold sore fast please?

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 do you get rid of a sore throat?

How do you get rid of a sore throat?

You usually don't: In most cases you just wait it out while sucking on throat lozenges. The main exception is strep throat which should be treated to prevent rare complications. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of a big cold sore?

How could i get rid of a big cold sore?

Options: 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 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 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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What can I do to get rid of cold sore infection?

Oral Valtrex (valacyclovir): Works well, the sooner u take it heh better please call your doc and you will probably get the generic which should work and is much much cheaper than the brand. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a canker sore today?

How do I get rid of a canker sore today?

No quick cure: Canker sores are caused by a virus and take time to heal. This takes typically 7-10 days to run its course. Usually when you notice the cold sore the virus has been going for 3 days as its caused by a virus antibiotics dont help. Best treatment is to place an antiviral ointment (prescription needed) on the cold sore and avoid licking or touching it during the healing period. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of swollen lip from cold sore?

How do I get rid of swollen lip from cold sore?

Cold Sores: Applying ice helps. 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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What can I do to get rid of a cold sore fast!?

Cold sores: 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 have a scab from a cold sore, how do I get rid of it?

I have a scab from a cold sore, how do I get rid of it?

It can heal w/o: Specific treatment. But it is important that you remember that even in a scab phase that you are infectious. Thus you don't want to pick at a scab ; transmit the virus to others. Wash hands after touching cold sore. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a cold sore fast. Got a date?

How do you get rid of a cold sore fast. Got a date?

No fast cure: I have not seen a fast cure of the sore. Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain i laser these with my waterlase md dental laser. Takes 2 minutes to treat and relief is in 1 hour to 24 hours shortening the 10 day cycle. Most "cold sores" will run their course in 10 days and can be triggered by stress sun or a herpetic viru. ...Read more