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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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So I might have had a small cold sore outbreak about a year ago, but I still have a scar from it. Is there anyway to get rid of the scar?

So I might have had a small cold sore outbreak about a year ago, but I still have a scar from it. Is there anyway to get rid of the scar?

Possible: If the scar is noticeable and you really want to get rid of it, then you should probably see a plastic surgeon or possibly a cosmetic dermatologist to see if intervention is possible. If the scar has been there a year, it is likely permanent so the options are concealers or surgical/laser treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a cold sore scar on your lip??

How do you get rid of a cold sore scar on your lip??

Limited options: If you are referring to an active cold sore, medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can speed healing a little bit, but it mostly needs just time. If you are talking about a true scar it will become less noticeable in time, but scars can really only be revised, not eliminated. Talk with a plastic surgeon about your management options. ...Read more

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How get rid of cold sore fast?

How get rid of cold sore fast?

Options - not fast: 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?

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 a cold sore?

How can 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 you get rid of a cold sore?

How can you get rid of a cold sore?

Viral Infection: It is called herpes labiales simplex. It dries up withthe application of kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. Some use the newer antifungal cream. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sore quickly?

Not quickly: 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 quick?

How to get rid of a cold sore quick?

Not fast: 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 could I get rid of a big cold sore?

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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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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How to get rid of a cold sore naturally?

Natural remedies: 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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What's a quick way to get rid of a cold sore?

What's a quick way to get rid of a cold sore?

A few choices: There are several prescription medicines both creams (known as topicals) and pills. The key with any treatment is to start the treatment during the period called the prodrome, usually a tingling sensation that lets you know you are about to get a cold sore. The sooner the better is the key to treat any viral infection. Valacylovir (valtrex) taken as 2 doses 12 hours apart works very well. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of a cold sore quickly?

OTC meds: Good drying meds without presription are available. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly get rid of a cold sore?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Expect at least 5 days to heal with lemon balm. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of this beast of a cold sore?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Are there sure ways to get rid of this cold sore fast?

Options: 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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Which is the best and quickest way to get rid of a cold sore?

Lemon Balm: 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. ...Read more

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What exactly is the quickest method to get rid of a cold sore?

Some 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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How do u get rid of cold sore outbreak?

How do u get rid of cold sore outbreak?

Get to it fast!: Cold sores are caused by herpes viruses. The sooner they are treated, the better. When you first feel that little tingle that announces a future outbreak is the time to start the medication. Try abreva or campho-phenique. Consult your doc if you need something stronger or if accompanied by pain in the throat with swallowing. ...Read more

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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.
Can't tell you how > ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of cold sore infection?

Oral Valtrex (valacyclovir): Works well, the sooner u take it heh better please call your doc and you will probably get the generic which should work and is much much cheaper than the brand. ...Read more

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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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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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Can I get rid of a cold sore with over-the-counter creams?

Can I get rid of a cold sore with over-the-counter creams?

Change acidity level: As you know canker sore as all fungal infections live and reproduce in an acid medium meaning a low ph.
Before taking any antifungal medication, I would like you to try rinsing and only rinsing 3 to 4 times a day specialy @ bed time with milanta or any antiacid liquid.
I'm sure you will have a positive response within 48 hrs. ...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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What's to be expected? Might Valtrex (valacyclovir) get rid of my cold sore?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a: Good choice for treatment but it will not make your cold sore go away forever. ...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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Is there a way to quickly get rid of this giant cold sore on the side if my tongue?

Evaluation needed: Giant cold sore on side of the tongue can be from trauma of a broken tooth or filling, tongue biting, burn or it could be a cancerous lesion. If it is trauma, protecting the sore and treating the cause should result in a normal tongue in 3-5 days. Obviously, if it is cancer, treatment will be needed to fix the problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going on holiday on sunday and ive got a cold sore, anyone know any quick ways to get rid of it?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more