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How to treat herpes in the throat?

How to treat herpes in the throat?

Herpes: Please see a doctor. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of oral or pharyngeal herpes, you need to be treated by a physician with antivirals. ...Read more

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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


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How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

Canker sores: The canker sore should run a course in about 7-10 days. They can be very sensitive. Visit the drug store, they have a few over the counter ointments you can apply throughout the day to numb it? Stress, spicy foods, cinnamon products, some toothpastes with sls and a surfactant, vitamin deficiencies can cause canker sores in sensitive mouths. Discuss with yor dentist. ...Read more

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How to treat otalgia following common cold in children?

How to treat otalgia following common cold in children?

Simple measures: Most kids with cold based otalgia will respond to simple comfort measures like Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (after 6m). I have some success with a heat source like a heating pad turned to a low setting but used to cradle the affected ear. ...Read more

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What are humidifiers? How can be used to treat cold in infants ?

What are humidifiers? How can be used to treat cold  in infants ?

Moisturizes air: Humidifiers are generally a water source with a fan and some sort of wick, often fabric.The fan draws air across the wick which adds water to the air. It's best use is in settings where dry heat has extracted moisture from the air and made it dry enough to dehydrate your nasal passages and airway. It is never needed in a humid setting.It does not treat a cold, but makes dry heat less irritating. ...Read more

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How to treat cold sores?

How to treat cold sores?

Cold Sores: If you have frequent cold sores, you can talk with your doctor about acyclovir. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and Acyclovir is an antiviral. Over the counter regiments include drugs such as abreva. ...Read more

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How to treat cold sores?

How to treat cold sores?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) etc.: Agree w dr.Ryan. Here are more 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 treat severe herpes outbreak around mouth?

How to treat severe herpes outbreak around mouth?

Antiviral medication: See your physician or if available go to an urgent care clinic to get started on an antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or valicyclovir. These medications can shorten the course of an outbreak and help prevent future outbreaks. The sooner the medication is started the more better it is for shortening the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

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How to prevent and treat psoriasis in children?

How to prevent and treat psoriasis in children?

Important to treat e: Important to treat early and . Prevention is in order is aperson with psoriathoroughlysis but there is not way to prevent since there is a genetic component. There is a good source for you to see from the National Psoriais Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/parents/about-psoriasis ...Read more

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How do people treat cold sores and pimples?

How do people treat cold sores and pimples?

Separate issues: Pimples: moist heat, good soap and water wash (not scrub). Otc benzoyl peroxide may help. Cold sores are an auto-immune inflammatory condition that arises in response to stress, trauma and 'whatever they feel like coming from!' best treatment is time and leave them alone. Both will undergo natural healing cycles in ~14days. Avoid numbing gels as they can increase trauma risk and delay healing. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively cure cold sores?

How can you most effectively cure cold sores?

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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How to treat the cold fast?

How to treat the cold fast?

Cold Tips: 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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Does any research support the use of lysine to treat cold sores? Are cold sores contagious? Can I safely kiss my partner when sores are present?

Oral herpes: I am not aware of any research about lysine and cold sores. Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes virus. Contact with the active cold sores will transmit the herpes virus to your partner. But when crusts form on cold sores, they stop being contagious. ...Read more

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How to cure boils in nose?

How to cure boils in nose?

Topical vs surgery: Some of them may need to be opened and drained but, often they can be cured with topical antibiotic cream applied inside the nose. Have an ENT look inside the nose and determine a treatment plan with you. ...Read more

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How can you treat MRSA in the throat?

Be seen: MRSA infections are serious and need aggressive and appropriate treatment regardless of where it is. See a good ENT or seek an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Is there away to treat cold sores at home?

Is there away to treat cold sores at home?

Yes: If you have been diagnosed with oral herpes "cold sores" then your dentist or physician can prescribe an anti-viral medication for you to take of you get and outbreak. ...Read more

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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

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How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

Mouth Breathing: Can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores in mouth quickly?

How to get rid of cold sores in mouth quickly?

Cold sore: Cold sores are of viral origin. You need to get an anti viral prescription from your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I treat blisters in the mouth? Need some numbing medicine?

Antiviral herpes med: Blisters in mouth can be caused by herpes or canker sores. Herpes is chronic and contagious, best treated by oral meds such as acyclovir, valtrex, (valacyclovir) or famvir. Numbing creams can help reduce pain such as anbesol gel, topical lidocaine, blistex, camphophenique. Peroxyl mouthwash help with canker sores. ...Read more

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How to treat cough and cold?

How to treat cough and cold?

Symptom relief: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. http://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu ...Read more

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