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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

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 fast please?

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 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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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 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 can I i get rid of my fever blisters/cold sores fast ?

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. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrexor another antiviral medication. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sore. ...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 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 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 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 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 a sore throat fast?

How do I get rid of a sore throat fast?

Sore throat relief: There are multiple causes for sore throats, so there is no cure-all for the discomfort. If it is viral, some people get relief with salt-water gargles or chloraseptic sprays. Feel better. ...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 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 fast?

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 do i get rid of my cough instantly?

How do i get rid of my cough instantly?

Silly question: You first have to figure out what the cause is. That could be that is being generated in the lungs from an infection or asthma or a habit cough or an allergy to something in your environment. Or it could be that you have a cough due to a post-nasal drip. Once you sit down with your physician and explore the many possible causes (and these were not all) a solution can be devised just for you. ...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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How do I quickly get rid of a sore inside my mouth?

How do I quickly get rid of a sore inside my mouth?

Mouth sores: A number of home remedies or otc preps can help: rinsing mouth with mixture of warm salt water, alcohol-based mouthwash, & peroxide (don't swallow!) can soothe & help heal sores. Topical oragel/anbesol can numb pain, as can lozenges with benzocaine. Glyoxide (otc) gel forms foamy peroxide inside your mouth. If not improving, see fp to make sure more isn't going on. ...Read more