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I get cold sores on my skin. What should I do?

I get cold sores on my skin. What should I do?

You may do nothing.: Depends. Some people thought it just an annoying condition, 7-10 days later, it would go away anyway. So do nothing is an reasonable option. Some people thought it's serious, then you need help from dermatologists who may prescribed oral medicine like Acyclovir to stop it. ...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, 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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What do you recommend if I have a fever blister/cold sore in my lip and its itchy, how do I get rid of it?

What do you recommend if I have a fever blister/cold sore in my lip and its itchy, how do I get rid of it?

See your doctor re:: 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. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have this canker sore inside my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

What should I do if I have this canker sore inside my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

They usually resolve: Without treatment. If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have multiple cold sores on my bottom lip, and my lip is swollen?

What should I do if I have multiple cold sores on my bottom lip, and my lip is swollen?

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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Why do I get cold sores within my mouth after I get a cold sore on my lip?

Catch it early: If you can catch a cold sore early, when it first starts to tingle, see a dentist that can use a soft tissue laser to kill the virus in the area and stop its spread. It will also help to heal the sore more quickly. If it is already a blister, it is not as effective. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a canker sore on my bottom lip?

Canker sore: is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a wart on my lower lip i think. How do I get rid of it?

What to do if I have a wart on my lower lip i think. How do I get rid of it?

Lots of ways: See a dermatologist. You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more

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Why do you get cold sores? Am I treating my skin badly?

A viral infection: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. Pre-teen children's cold sores are non-std's. They get the virus from family & friends. ...Read more

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I always get cold sores and spots when i shave how can I resolve this?

Acyclovir: Have your md or dentist give you rx for Acyclovir . You can take it in small doses daily to minimize the risk of getting recurrent cold sores. ...Read more

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What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

Cold sores: Your physician 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was extremely stressed today and a cold sore came up on my bottom lip. What do you advise if i was wondering how i could help get rid of it faster?

Cold sores: 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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I am getting cold sores on my lips on the corners and when i open my mouth it hurts! how do I get rid of the cold sores?

I am getting cold sores on my lips on the corners and when i open my mouth it hurts! how do I get rid of the cold sores?

Use lysine: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. A supplement called lysine suppresses herpes outbreaks in most people. Also, avoid whole wheat bread, nuts, arginine, etc. Do not take lysine if you have phenylketonuria. There are also prescription anti-virals that you can get from your dds. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin under my toes are peeling.. What should I do?

What can I do if my skin under my toes are peeling.. What should I do?

See below: Wash well with soap and water and if you think you have athletes foot start using an anti-fungal. If not fungal then use a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have three cold sores on my bottom lip , what can I do so it wont be swollen ?

HERPES SIMPLEX: If this is Herpes Simplex virus then the best treatment is an antiviral like acyclovir. Really really works for prevention and treatment of herpes. It does require a prescription. ...Read more