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Lysine: Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at the onset, can hasten healing. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on prescription Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my Adult ADD, can I take L-Lysine for my cold sore?
Yes: Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. ...Read more
Lysine: Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
So i'm curious if i crush up my lysine pill and put it on my cold sore will it speed up the process?
No: This will not speed healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
When im feeling a cold sore coming, is it OK to take lysine supplement with my emergency dose of valtrex( 8 pillsX 2times-12 hours )...?
Yes: should not be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
How can I get rid of my cold sore faster? Its not a cold sore anymore. Its just a scab. And im taking lysine already. Is there a way i can get rid of it faster?
Comfortable: Don't play with it. Do 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 more
No: The lysine was ok, but works much better when swallowed. The acid in the vinegar reacted with the baking soda, foaming up and releasing carbon dioxide. Just stick with swallowing the lysine. ...Read more