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How do I get rid of my sore throat fastest?

How do I get rid of my sore throat fastest?

Sore throat: Salt water gargles and Ibuprofen -- if symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...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 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 my cold and congestion?

How do I get rid of my cold and congestion?

Time: If you have a simple common garden variety viral upper respiratory infection, only time will make you feel better. If you have congestion due to allergies, you'll need to avoid those specific allergens, possibly seasonal, so we're back to time. Or take an anti-allergy (antihistamine) medication, some of which are available over-the-counter. But beware that everything has side effects. Go c ur doc. ...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 my cold sore fast?

How can I get rid of my cold sore fast?

Some options.: 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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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 can I get rid of my sore throut?

How can I get rid of my sore throut?

Depends on the cause: How you can get rid of sore throat depends on what is causing the sore throat if it is srep throat and thatcan only be diagnosed by your physician than you need full course of antibiotics but if it is due to viral illness it will get better without antibiotics, you can take analgesics or lozences to help symptoms rarely it is assciated with allergy than antihistamines will help. ...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 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 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 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 do I get rid of sore muscles?

How do I get rid of sore muscles?

Drink water: Muscle soreness generally comes from a build up of lactic acid. Drinking water help flush it out. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of soar troat?

How can I get rid of soar troat?

Rid of Sore Throat: There are many causes of sore throat. Most involve an acute viral infection, a stuffy nose with mouth breathing, or reflux of stomach acid into the back of the throat. If fever is associated, suspect a viral illness. If there is headache, fever, and swollen lymph glands, suspect strep throat or other bacterial causes. If the sore throat is recurrent, go see your doctor or an ENT doctor. ...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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How do i get rid of my nose infection?

How do i get rid of my nose infection?

Please specify. : Is it an infection of the skin of the nose or an infection within the nose. Treatment will differ depending on the location of your infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be given. "pink eye" can be caused by infection, corneal abrasion and other inflammatory conditions. Treatment depends on the cause but antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed first. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of head sores?

How do I get rid of head sores?

Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a cold?

How do I get rid of a cold?

Will take its course: Common cold is caused by a virus and there is no antibiotic used to treat it. It is self limiting and usually one gets better within 5 to7 days.But you can take some symptomatic meds like decogestants with or without cough medicine if you need relief for cough and Tylenol or Ibuprofen for aches or fever. And drink plenty fluids and refrain from smoking ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my cold sore fast..? Please help me

Homeopathy: As your symptoms of ypur cold are not specific, i can't give you a name of an otc homeopathic medicine but "coldcalm" a mix of different homeoparhic ingerdients. It is safe, inexpensive and helps to reduce the strength of your cold. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my allergies?

How do I get rid of my allergies?

Allergy treatment: Treatment of allergies includes avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medications to treat symptoms and in persistent cases immunotherapy (allergy shots). ...Read more