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What to do if I have a cold sore under my nose, help me get rid of it please!?

What to do if I have a cold sore under my nose, help me get rid of it please!?

Antiviral cream: You need prescription meds like topical zovirax cream or oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) if it's really severe. ...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


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How do I get rid of burning feeling in my nose? I have a cold.

How do I get rid of burning feeling in my nose? I have a cold.

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

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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 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?

Rest and drink...: Viral infections causing colds are best treated symptomatically. There are no medicines that shorten the course of the illness. Simple things you can do to help you feel better include getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of fluids. ...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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How could i get over my cold and sore throat?

How could i get over my cold and sore throat?

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

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How do I get rid of my cold and congestion?

How do I get rid of my cold and congestion?

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

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Need to get rid of sore throat now! what can I do?

Need to get rid of sore throat now! what can I do?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a cold sore by tomorrow?

What do I do to get rid of a cold sore by tomorrow?

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

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What can I do to get rid of my sore jaw?

What can I do to get rid of my sore jaw?

See DDS first: Need more information. See your dentist for a differential diagnosis. Possibilities include, TMJ. caries or a need for a medical consultation. ...Read more

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What should I do to immediately get rid of my canker sore ?

What should I do to immediately get rid of my canker sore ?

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 more

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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.

 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

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What can I do to get rid of a cold sore bump?

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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I had a cold now my right ear is clogged. How can I get rid of this?

I had a cold now my right ear is clogged.  How can I get rid of this?

If no pain: Or plugged by earwax and you have no specific allergies to them, then try otc fexofenidine and Pseudoephedrine for a couple days. Usually an effective combination for eustachian tube dysfunction, there are other remedies also and you may see some from other doctors, . ...Read more

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Can i get rid of a cold sore for ever?

Can i get rid of a cold sore for ever?

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

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What should I do to get rid of my cold ?

What should I do to get rid of my cold ?

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 more

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How could i get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

How could i get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

Unlucky: Canker sores occur in some people more than others. There is no known treatment that speeds up healing beyond the normal 10 days. You can get canker sore anywhere in your mouth. They are caused by a combination of microtrauma and a virus. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my sore throut?

How can I get rid of my sore throut?

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

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How do I get rid of a cold sore?

How do I get rid of a cold sore?

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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I have a scab from a cold sore, how do I get rid of it?

I have a scab from a cold sore, how do I get rid of it?

It can heal w/o: Specific treatment. But it is important that you remember that even in a scab phase that you are infectious. Thus you don't want to pick at a scab ; transmit the virus to others. Wash hands after touching cold sore. ...Read more