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Miconazole Cream And Cold Sores
Please can you advice me of what cream I should use for my chopped and like burning lips cause by cold sores, please I need your advice because it alm?
Lip eczema treatable: After cold sores, persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream a few days, plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips can get irritated by foods and juices. ...Read more
No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an antiviral type of medication is required ie Denavir cream or Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets. Both require a prescription from your physician or dentist. ...Read more
Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker sore, or Aphtous ulcer, is probably caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body fighting itself) Medicine for one of these is not intended for the other type of mouth sore. The anbesol cream is probably mostly for numbing the sore. ...Read more
Is a cold sore and a cranker sore same thing, can abreva 10% cream treat both sores? And do u usually have more than one sore if it is a cold sore?
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Canker sore is usually used for ulcers on mucus membranes, cold sores usually occur on the skin of the lips. You can have more than one cold sore at the same time. Abreva will help.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Cold sores that keep multiplying even with use of cold sore cream & taking vit B supplements. What to do?
Where are the "cold: Sores? " They may not be cold sores. They could be a bacterial infection (if outside of the mouth) or canker sores (if they're inside the mouth). Please see your doctor to have this properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
The bacteria in the cream then that getting on my face and cold sores. Are these viruses transferable in face lotions?
I had a total hip replacement 5 weeks ago, I have broken out in cold sores on my lips. Do I need an antibiotic or just use cream to heal?
Are cold sores different from genital herpes? Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.
Herpes: There are two herpes viruses. We now call them type one and type two. Cold sores, as you call them, are usually oral and herpes type one. That is at least 90% of the time to be true. But, herpes two, which is usually seen as 'genital' herpes, can be caught on the mouth as well and can also cause 'cold sores'. The best test is the blood test. There are three oral medications to treat and suppress. ...Read more
I've gotten 4 large bleeding cold sores in past 5 months. On aclivir for 12 months. Any prescription for relief? Over the counter creams don't help.
Recurrent cold sores: Sometimes cold sores (herpes simplex infections) break through antiviral medication treatments like acyclovir. That can happen because Acyclovir may not be strong enough. There are two stronger and longer acting antiviral medications, valacyclovir and famcyclovir that may do better at preventing recurrence. Recurrence is also more likely if daily doses are skipped even once in a while. ...Read more
Low risk, but...: Such ointments have preservatives that probably would kill the virus and prevent transmission. However, you still should never share such a product with another person, to prevent not only herpes, but also colds, influenza, etc. Why take the chance? Better safe than sorry! However, if you also have oral herpes yourself, you can't catch it again; you are immune to new infection with same HSV type. ...Read more
No.: You don't call false claim as 'illegal'. ...Read more
Time and lysine: Some believe lysine can help. Though prescription medications are far more effective. ...Read more
Don't pick t it!: When cold sore begins to have that funny sensation before it breaks out or very early on, taking antivirals would help. Once scabbed over, just let it heal on its own. Do not pick off the scab as it can get infected and scarred! ...Read more
Any suggestions on which works better: the cold sore treatment cream or just the bottle of 500mg tablets?
You need to be more: Specific to answer this question. Which cream and which tablets? ...Read more
Change acidity level:
As you know canker sore as all fungal infections live and reproduce in an acid medium meaning a low ph.
Before taking any antifungal medication, I would like you to try rinsing and only rinsing 3 to 4 times a day specialy @ bed time with milanta or any antiacid liquid.
I'm sure you will have a positive response within 48 hrs. ...Read more
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
A few days: In a few days if it works. (sometimes, not working at all). ...Read more
I have a huge cold sore that is itchy and spreading. I heard "lemon balm cream" works. What is that and what brand should I be looking for?
See a dermatologist: First determine if it is herpes. If it is, none of the topicals do enough to warrant much discussion. Whether lemon balm or expensive prescription, once you get a sore it heals about the same whatever you put on it. The effective remedy is to have on hand valacyclovir (or acyclovir) to take 2 Gram (2x1G) at very first tingling (prodrome). This is safe, no side effects, aborts the attack or produce ...Read more
Someone with a cold sore used my lipstick and ate directly out of my ice cream container. Can the virus still be passed if I use them days later?
Yes: Yes it is safe but not needed just use vaseline ...Read more
Why is my cold sore spreading on my lip after I have been using the prescribed cream. One goes away then another starts to form. I'm also 6m pregnan?
Have you considered: Seeing your physician for antiviral medications?Get a more detailed answer ›