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I Need To Get Rid Of My Cold Sore Now
Steam/water vapor: The burning sensation is due to inflammation of the nasal mucosa. Doing steam or water vapor inhalation will provide some relief. A cold will pass in a couple of days. You may take some acetaminophen/Tylenol for relief of pain and fever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What are simple things you can do to get rid of a cold? I recently got a sore throat, and it's now turning into a small cold.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
Sx relief: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. For congestion – ...Read more
Time: If you have a simple common garden variety viral upper respiratory infection, only time will make you feel better. If you have congestion due to allergies, you'll need to avoid those specific allergens, possibly seasonal, so we're back to time. Or take an anti-allergy (antihistamine) medication, some of which are available over-the-counter. But beware that everything has side effects. Go c ur doc. ...Read more
Not by tomorrow.: 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
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth -- but still not immediate. Small studies have shown it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
my throat hurts very bad I don't have a fever how can I get rid of the sore throat and what do I have.
Many reason: sore throat without fever. could be viral infection ,the only thing you can do treat the symptoms, and gargle with salt and water, or fresh lemon and salt. it could be allergy, that causing posterior sinus drip and irritating the throat, you need to dry it up by taking zyrtec during the day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. drink hot water with lemon and honey. take a tablespoon of local honey from farmers. ...Read more
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
Only if very lucky: Only a very lucky person can get rid of a cold sore forever. After a person's body gets rid of the cold sore, the herpes virus dna remains in the nerve cells that link to the lips. If the virus never again reproduces itself and travels to the lip to pop up again, then she has been extremely lucky. Such luck is not in the control of humans (but one can take preventive medicine, if really needed). ...Read more
Chronic Cold: How old are you, what is your gender, for how long you had the symptoms? All this is basic to know. What color are the secretions? do you have fever, how high? do you feel sick? are the sinuses blocked? is the chest mid-line hurting? Have you taken antibiotics? Did they helped, obviously not much. You need a chest X ray, culture of secretions, cytology, you need a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: How you can get rid of sore throat depends on what is causing the sore throat if it is srep throat and thatcan only be diagnosed by your physician than you need full course of antibiotics but if it is due to viral illness it will get better without antibiotics, you can take analgesics or lozences to help symptoms rarely it is assciated with allergy than antihistamines will help. ...Read more
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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