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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 can I get rid of a cold sore scab fast?

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.
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What would you do to get rid of a cold sore scab?

What would you do to get rid of a cold sore scab?

It needs to heal: 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 you get rid of a cold sore scab fast? I get 1 by the same side of my nose since I was 7 every 2 yrs. Why? How do I stop it from happening?

Antibiotic ointment: I suggest Bacitracin ointment 2-3 times daily. Get some prescription for antivirus (eg valtrex) and start at first sign of blister the next time as the blister will be smaller, heal faster. ...Read more

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I have an orangish like a cold sore scab. How can I get rid of this?

If you have: Recurrent cold sores - there are a number of 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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I have a cold sore scab above my top lip and it looks horrible! It is so big! Is there ANYWAY to get rid of it or speed the healing process?? Is it true if the cold sore is on skin that it would take 7 DAYS! More longer than a one on your lip? Please help

I have a cold sore scab above my top lip and it looks horrible! It is so big! Is there ANYWAY to get rid of it or speed the healing process?? Is it true if the cold sore is on skin that it would take 7 DAYS! More longer than a one on your lip? Please help

Keep it moist: Once you have reached the scab stage, it just has to resolve on it's own. If you keep it moisturized with ointment, it will soften the scab and heal more quickly.
If you have recurrent cold sores, consider having an antiviral onhand (pills and ointment). If you take or apply antivirals as soon as you begin to get symptoms (itching or burning), you can often abort the full blown cold sore. ...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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I want to get rid of my cold sore scab right now because it looks really gross?

I want to get rid of my cold sore scab right now because it looks really gross?

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

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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

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How can I QUICKLY get rid of this cold sore scab? I've been trying keep it moist with petroleum jelly, but I don't know if it's working. Please help!

Sorry, not possible: Once an oral herpes lesion has a scab, nothing can be done to speed healing further. The scab will fall off in its own time; removing it sooner will result in a new scab and take even longer. Covering it with makeup is just about all you can do. For the future, talk with your doctor about having a prescription for valacyclovir (Valtrex) on hand. Immediate Rx (2 grams, 1 dose) is very effective. ...Read more

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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 can I get rid of a cold sore overnight?

Laser treatments: Are a fast way to address a cold sore. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cold sore overnight?

What would you do to get rid of a cold sore overnight?

Unlikely: There really is no magical cure once a cold sore breaks out. You can try otc products like abbreva, or see your dermatologist who can prescribe oral or topical medications. You may find prevention more effective and you can discuss this approach with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore overnight?

Not overnight.: Laser treatments can be fastest. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. 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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Help! How can you get rid of a cold sore quickly/overnight?

Try this: Apply zovirex 5 % ointment every 4 hours to the cold sore. It helps. ...Read more

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At home remedies that help get rid of a cold sore overnight?

None that I know of.: 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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Must fly tomorrow so how to get rid of cold sore overnight?

Abreva: Cold sores often last 1 to 2 weeks. Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of them overnight.
Other the counter cream abreva can heal a cold sore quickly. If applied as soon as you feel the 'tingling' before the cold sore appears, abreva can stop a cold sore from developing. ...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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Can I get rid of a cold sore for ever?

Can I get rid of a cold sore for ever?

Only if very lucky: Only a very lucky person can get rid of a cold sore forever. After a person's body gets rid of the cold sore, the herpes virus dna remains in the nerve cells that link to the lips. If the virus never again reproduces itself and travels to the lip to pop up again, then she has been extremely lucky. Such luck is not in the control of humans (but one can take preventive medicine, if really needed). ...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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How can I get rid of a cold sore quickly?

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?

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 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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What is a quick way to get rid of a cold sore!?

Your doctor can: Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). 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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What do I do to get rid of a cold sore by tomorrow?

Not by tomorrow.: 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. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cold sore faster?

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 to get rid of a cold sore quickly and naturally?

Cold sores: L-lysine which is an Amino Acid is the best natural approach to cold sores. It can be taken internally and appied topically as well. ...Read more