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How can you reduce the swelling from a cold sore?

How can you reduce the swelling from a cold sore?

Use ice: 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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can you reduce swelling from a cold sore?

How can you reduce swelling from a cold sore?

Apply ice: 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 remove the swelling from a cold sore?

How to remove the swelling from a cold sore?

Ice: 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). Ice can help with swelling. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swelling on cold sore due to garlic?

How to get rid of swelling on cold sore due to garlic?

Confusing question: I can't tell what you're asking. Garlic doesn't cause oral herpes oubreaks (cold sores). It also does not treat herpes, and probably would not cause swelling. By far the best treatment for oral herpes outbreaks is valacyclovir (Valtrex®) by mouth. No other treatments work very well. If you have oral herpes, see your doctor for professional advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling on lip from cold sore?

How can you reduce swelling on lip from cold sore?

Apply ice: 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 remove the swelling due to a cold sore?

How to remove the swelling due to a cold sore?

Try ice: Applying ice can help to reduce swelling. 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 is the way to get rid of swelling of lip due to cold sore?

What is the way to get rid of swelling of lip due to cold sore?

Some physician : Recommend ice application. 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 >. ...Read more

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How can you reduce redness from an old cold sore?

How can you reduce redness from an old cold sore?

Redness from sore: Redness will usually naturally fade over time as the body does natural healing. If it were me, i'd consider putting a little cosmetic cover on it until it fades on its own. However, some people will try over the counter mederma for scars to see if it will help. The q-switched pulsed dye laser can take the redness away faster but has the side effect of a temporary bruise and is expensive for that. ...Read more

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How could i make the swelling of a cold sore go down?

How could i make the swelling of a cold sore go down?

Time: Comfortable - 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 reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

How can I reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

Common cold: The best way to treat the symptoms of a common cold is to drink plenty of clear fluids, use nasal saline drops often, and get lots of rest. Most viruses will run their course; however, there are numerous over the counter products to reduce symptoms if the symptoms are preventing you from being comfortable enough to sleep. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore?

How to get rid of a cold sore?

Antiviral meds: Most cold sores are a type of herpes (not the same type usually that causes genital lesions) and if caught early (ie when the area starts to tingle or burn) can be suppressed with an antiviral medication like Famvir (famciclovir) or acyclovir. If you can't get a script for one of these meds, try applying ice to the area 4-5 times a day as this will inhibit viral replication and speed healing. ...Read more

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What should I put on my lip to reduce the swelling of cold sore?

Comfortable: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, 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 to prevent a cold sore on lip?

Do not get exposed: Once that you get exposed and have a cold sore, it would be recurrent. Now, there are some people that are resistant to this kind of virus. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the swelling from a toothache?

How do I reduce the swelling from a toothache?

Short term: If the other suggested answers don't work, it may not be possible to reduce the swelling without the help of a dentist. If the swelling is from an abscessed tooth it could get worse and close the airway to prevent breathing. Urgent care from a dentist or oral surgeon is important. ...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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Is there something i can do to reduce cold sore swelling?

Apply ice: Apply ice to area. 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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Are there good ways to ged rid of swelling from a cold sore.?

Apply ice: 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 take care of big cold sore?

How to take care of big cold sore?

Laser treatment: The best way is laser treatment if the sore just developed. If the sore is beginning to scab just keep the area moist to prevent the scab from bleeding and cracking. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling from a cold sore?

Apply ice: 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 reduce swelling of a cold sore while pregnant?

How do I reduce swelling of a cold sore while pregnant?

You can apply ice.: Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the swelling from a cold sore?

Use ice: 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 you reduce swelling on lip from cold sore?

Apply ice: 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 reduce the swelling in my 2day old cold sore?

Apply ice: 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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Is there something i can do to reduce cold sore swelling?

Apply ice: Apply ice to area. 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 should I put on my lip to reduce the swelling of cold sore?

Comfortable: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, 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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I have a cold sore and it has made my neck and jaw swollen how do I reduce the swelling?

I have a cold sore and it has made my neck and jaw swollen how do I reduce the swelling?

Need Evaluation: Cold sores don't cause the neck and jaw to swell. You need to have your dentist/physician evaluate what your specific causing condition is. ...Read more

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How could i make the swelling of a cold sore go down?

Time: Comfortable - 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 cure cold sore swelling?

Ice: Intermittently apply ice to lesion. 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 remove the swelling from a cold sore?

Ice: 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). Ice can help with swelling. ...Read more

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How to remove the swelling due to a cold sore?

Try ice: Applying ice can help to reduce swelling. 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 should I do to get cold sore swelling to go down?

Apply ice to area: 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 can be done to get the swelling from cold sore to go down! help!?

Apply ice to area.: 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 to do if I have the worst cold sore in history! can you help me get the swelling down?

Cold sore: 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. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to ged rid of swelling from a cold sore.?

Apply ice: 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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Hi, I have a really bad cold sore, its the swelling is bad I've tried putting ice on it its only getting worse, ?

Hi, I have a really bad cold sore, its the swelling is bad I've tried putting ice on it its only getting worse, ?

Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2 . . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swelling on cold sore due to garlic?

Confusing question: I can't tell what you're asking. Garlic doesn't cause oral herpes oubreaks (cold sores). It also does not treat herpes, and probably would not cause swelling. By far the best treatment for oral herpes outbreaks is valacyclovir (Valtrex®) by mouth. No other treatments work very well. If you have oral herpes, see your doctor for professional advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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