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How To Treat A Cold Sore Or Blister Over The Counter Meds
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
About a week ago, i got my first cold sore. I treated with abreva an valtrex (valacyclovir). Now it's nearly healed but some blisters didn't pop. Still infectious?
Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?
I have herpes simplex 1 and get cold sores on my tongue and inside cheeks can I use the same over-the-counter products as i would for a lip cold sore?
May be oral aphthae: Herpes inside the mouth is uncommon. Oral aphthous ulcers are much more likely. The cause of oral aphthae is not known; sometimes oral ulcers are associated with other diseases or with systemic medication. There is no standard (nor very successful!) treatment for oral aphthous ulcers. Check with your doctor to see if he or she can make a more definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I developed little bumps on my lip they are the same color as my lip & do not itch/burn/blister like cold sores. I do take cold sore oral meds already?
Bumps: hard to tell without seeing it. May be enlarged minor salivary glands. See a dermatologist to check it out. ...Read more
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. May half healing time. ...Read more
Could be herpes sore: It could be a herpes sore. Avoid giving your child peanut butter, other nuts and whole wheat bread. Lysine suppresses viruses and is an essential amino acid, so it should be very safe if crushed and given to your child. But because your child is so young, check with your pediatrician first. ...Read more
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No, it will not.: From an infection control standpoint - would recommend against that. ...Read more
May or may not pop.: 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
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. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
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