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How Do I Get Rid Of My Cold Sore
Some options.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex. 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
Know of no way: 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. ...Read more
Time: There is no way to get rid of a scab early. If you pull it off it will just form another and then take even longer. Sorry but time is the only way to get rid of it. ...Read more
Not a good idea, but: There are good ways to address cold sores. I prescribe a few different medications that reduce the symptoms and make the cold sores leave faster, but you should get something specific for that application. Mouth tissue is way different from foot tissue ;). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I get rid of my cold sore faster? Its not a cold sore anymore. Its just a scab. And im taking lysine already. Is there a way i can get rid of it faster?
Comfortable: Don't play with it. Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral antiviral.: The only effective treatments for cold sores are the oral antivirals, such as valtrex 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
What to do if it pains all the time and even more so when I touch/pull the skin around it. it's also a little larger than an average cold sore. how do I get rid of it?
Herpetic lesion?: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex. 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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