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How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

If it is caused by: Herpes you should take oral valtrex, (valacyclovir) that is the quickest way to get rid of it. Your doctor can prescribe that for you. ...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 to treat a cold in a couple of days?

How to treat a cold in a couple of days?

No "cure" - just : Symptom relief. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How to cure a cold in 2 days?

How to cure a cold in 2 days?

Immmune boosters: Vit c 2-5 gm/day & vit d 2000 units/day if resp. Symptoms-a few drops of oil of oregano & can smear on your chest wall & nose also. Vicks vaporub vaporisation 2-3 times daily. Do not forget grandma's chicken soup! can drink emergen c, echinacea etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get rid of a cold sore in a day and half?

Is it possible for me to get rid of a cold sore in a day and half?

Doubtful (lazer is : Fast though). 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 a cold sore in a day?

How can I get rid of a cold sore in a day?

Not in a day.: 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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How likely is someone to get the same cold twice in one month?

How likely is someone to get the same cold twice in one month?

It would likely be : From two different viruses. Did you know that over 200 viruses can cause common cold symptoms? ...Read more

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How to cure pimples in one or two days?

How to cure pimples in one or two days?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. A 'clean' diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, devoid of fast or prepackaged food, can help your skin and overall health. ...Read more

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Is a cold sore and a cranker sore same thing, can abreva 10% cream treat both sores? And do u usually have more than one sore if it is a cold sore ?

Is a cold sore and a cranker sore same thing, can abreva 10% cream treat both sores? And do u usually have more than one sore if it is a cold sore ?

More or less: Canker sore is usually used for ulcers on mucus membranes, cold sores usually occur on the skin of the lips. You can have more than one cold sore at the same time. Abreva will help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a cold sore in 24 hours?

What could I do to cure a cold sore in 24 hours?

Usually can't: 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

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How come i only get a cold sore in the winter?

Stress: Cold sores are manifestations of oral herpes virus infections. It lives with you all the time. Stress - infection, stress, psychological, or environmental (including cold weather) can trigger a break out. That's what is happening. ...Read more

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How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Could have steep throat, tonsillitis, viral infection etc. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get canker sore at least twice a week and cold sore twice or more in a month. This is getting a bit too annoying. What is wrong with me? Any cure

I get canker sore at least twice a week and cold sore twice or more in a month. This is getting a bit too annoying. What is wrong with me? Any cure

Canker sores : are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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How can I drain my lymph nodes naturally? This is just to treat a cold that is already one week old and causes extreme fatigue.

How can I drain my lymph nodes naturally? This is just to treat a cold that is already one week old and causes extreme fatigue.

Maybe Unnecessary: While it would be okay to use warm moist heat and short-duration gentle massage on enlarged lymph nodes, I do not feel that will "treat" your cold or speed recovery. Lymph nodes are basically reservoirs for debris from a virus/bacterial infection. I would encourage conservative measures for a cold such as rest and otc medications. If symptoms persist, see a medical provider. ...Read more

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What to take for sore throats from a cold?

What to take for sore throats from a cold?

Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eat or drink pineapple juice. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a cold in a day?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a cold in a day?

Resolves on own: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat canker sore in three year old's mouth?

What can I use to treat canker sore in three year old's mouth?

None proven: There are no therapies that actually cure canker sores, so find something soothing to provide comfort as you heal. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a cold sore, a canker sore, and oral herpes?

I want to know what is the difference between a cold sore, a canker sore, and oral herpes?

Tough to explain in: Such a small space. Cold sore=oral herpes, both have viral etiology. Virus released from a dormant state due to stress/immune system breakdown and causes blisters. Canker sore is not of viral cause and related to trauma or immune system issues. All can hurt. Rx steroids for canker, not virus. Check w your dentist for treatment advice. ...Read more

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How to cure a stye in a few days?

How to cure a stye in a few days?

Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more