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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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Is honey good for canker sores?

Is honey good for canker sores?

Yes: A recent study comparing honey to corticosteroids and other topical ( Oranase) , Honey produced faster reduction in size and pain, the resolution of the erythema was faster in the Honey group. Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medscape. Oct 16, 2014. ...Read more

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Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Probably bad. : The vaseline only keeps the area moist which would delay healing and it doesn't kill the virus. Abreva is what would work better for cold sore when you first feel the tingle in the lip area. It keeps the area dry to heal faster. Valtrex (valacyclovir) used at initial onset is good systemically, but best combo with abreva. You can also use laser treatment at initial tingling onset also with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is benzydamine gargle good for sore throat?

Is benzydamine gargle good for sore throat?

Maybe: It is a locally acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that might be helpful with a sore throat. I tis more commonly used with various problems that cause a sore mouth. ...Read more

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What is good for a sore throat?

What is good for a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Is there a pain reducing mouthwash for canker sores? No? What is the best waty to treat a canker sore? Thank you.

Is there a pain reducing mouthwash for     canker sores?
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 What is the best waty to treat a canker
   sore?
     Thank you.

Yes, magic mouthwash: Yes there is a prescription mouthwash. It is called magic mouthwash. The sore can also be treated in a dental office with a type of laser. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Sore throat: Tylenol or Motrin can be used for the pain and the fever if present. Flonase can help if the sore throat is due to post nasal drip.' Chloroseptic spray can numb up the throat to take the pain away. It is sprayed in the throat every few hours and woks on the surface of the throat and the tonsils. You may also have tonsil stones that get inflamed. Have the ent doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Is lemon good for throat pain?

Is lemon good for throat pain?

Throat pain: You have signs and symptoms for pharyngeal infection. Please see a doctor for proper management including possible antibiotics. Lemon (citrus acid) may irritate your throat. ...Read more

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Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

May help: I recommend that to a number of my patients, also chloraseptic spray. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for a sore throat?

Is cranberry juice good for a sore throat?

No: It won't make it get better any faster, but if it feels good, drink it. ...Read more

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Is coldrex any good for cold?

Is coldrex any good for cold?

Coldrex: Coldrex a brand of multi-symptom cold and flu product. Contain paracetamol , an analgesic and antipyretic (it reduces body temperature when you have a fever). Phenylephrine hydrdochloride is a decongestant which unblocks your nose and sinuses.Caffeine is present as a mild stimulant and terpin hydrate isas an expectorant. Ascorbic acid (vitamin c) an added supplement. It treats symptoms only.. ...Read more

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Is there a good over-the-counter treatment for child canker sores?

Is there a good over-the-counter treatment for child canker sores?

No, I mean NO: Acyclovir is wonderful in adults. Please consult your pediatrician for dosage. Can we talk? My concern is how in the h did a child get infected? Is there something more serious involved? I worry, do you ? I do hope this was caught innocently, ok?Good. ...Read more

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Can lime juice burn the mouth? Is it good for a sore mouth?

Can lime juice burn the mouth? Is it good for a sore mouth?

Lime juice...: The citric acid in lime juice can sting or burn if you have an open wound in your mouth such as an ulcer or any tear in the mucous membrane which lines your mouth. I wouldn't suggest using it for a sore mouth. It probably wouldn't do any real damage, but it would likely be uncomfortable for awhile. ...Read more

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Is saline solution good for canker sores?

Is saline solution good for canker sores?

No proof: But won't hurt either. My mother's remedy is applying table salt to the sores. This would sting a little but I have found this to be effective for me in the rare instances when I get them. No scientific proof however. ...Read more

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What is best for a sore throat: ginger juice, or brandy?

Ginger juice: Better of two choices, though honestly not familiar with is use for sore thoat but is safe, avoid alcohol for any medical problem, it is not a medication. Try honey, warm herbal tea, hot shower, cough drops, salt water gargle, hot chicken soup, honestly home remedies, besides alcohol, are best choices. ...Read more

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What is good for sore throats in fall?

What is good for sore throats in fall?

Ibuprofen: If we assume you don't have strep, you need to decide if the pain is from an allergy causing post-nasal drip or from a virus. Hot liquids, honey, lozenges, hot compresses to the neck, and pain meds like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen are all helpful. If yoou get sore throats, especially on awakening or at bedtime, you may have allergies. ...Read more

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How much achinacea/goldenseal is safe for a sore throat?

How much achinacea/goldenseal is safe for a sore throat?

None would be best: There is little if any proven value to the use of echinacea in the treatment of infection. Why spend money for something which is not likely to alter the course of your illness? If the sore throat persists, or you have reason to believe it may be bacterial rather than viral, see your family doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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