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Is It Ok To Go Swimming With A Cold Sore
I'm concerned, about my mouth area. I recently had a cold sore it healed ok? So in the process of healing I get these little skin blended bumps along with red lumps, I'm not sure what this maybe, I'm not a doctor & I don't know anything about doctors I
Mouth: It depends if the bumps are in your mouth, on your lips or on the skin around the mouth. Read more
Wait for complete: Healing. Just because the cold sore is scabbed over doesn’t mean it's no longer contagious. Eat, talk, smile, and your scab can break and the fluid can leak out. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had this cold sore for almost a month now, it doesn't scab but it seems to fade away really slowly is this ok? What can I do about it?
Be patient: As long as it is resolving its not uncommon for a cold sore to last 3-4 weeks. Read more
I thought I was getting a cold sore but it didn't form like previous ones it also had swelling that didn't go down could it have been a bug bite?
Photo: By any chance can you have photo of swelling to have a look? It is hard to comment otherwise. Read more
Got my first cold sore three weeks ago and it's not going away. I've tried abreva, zyclovir, etc. Should I let it dry out naturally, or keep it moist?
Ok I have big cold sore on my bottom lips and it has only been four days since is appeared. I've been applying carmax on it religusly. White color nor?
Stay the course: Sores on the lips, the border of the mouth, and inside the mouth will turn white on the edges. The tissue lining the edge will eventually slough off. Do not pick or pull at the edges to hurry it along. You are doing well to keep it protected. Avoid hot liquids or spicy foods. This too will pass. Read more
Valacyclovir: You can get a prescription from your doctor for a drug called Valacyclovir to avoid getting a cold sore. Treatment for an oral outbreak is two one gram pills by mouth every twelve hours for a total of 4 grams in one day, as soon as possible at the first sign of outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks because of sunshine or stress, one can take suppressive therapy, ask your MD. Good luck Read more
NO: But it will not hurt. The best way to get a cold sore to heal faster is to take prescription valacylovir 2 grams or Acyclovir 4000-8000mg at the very first tingling (prodrome) warning that a cold sore is coming. The longer the delay the less effective it is, so you need to have it handy for immediate use. Forget about any creams: they don't do much. Forget about lysine because it does nothing. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time: Comfortable - anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apply ice to area: 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
Your doctor can: Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. Read more
Cold Sores: Cold sores usually resolve in seven to ten days when no intervention is used. Read more
Apply ice to area.: 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
Consider seeing: Your doctor for an antiviral medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
My cold sore went away a week ago and It left 3 small pinkish bumps that won't go away. What should I do?
Nothing: Give it some time. None of the creams are as effective as prescription valacyclovir or Acyclovir pills taken at the very onset (prodrome) of the next attack. Get your prescription now so you will be prepared to take (usually 2 Grams) at the first tingling next attack. It is very safe. Read more
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