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What should I do to make a cold sore on lip go away?

What should I do to make a cold sore on lip go away?

Apply ice: 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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What can be done to get this sore on my lip to go away?

What can be done to get this sore on my lip to go away?

Cold sore: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a cold sore to go away on the lip? And what can I get for it?

How long does it take for a cold sore to go away on the lip? And what can I get for it?

Cold sore: Most cold sores are due to a herpes virus. This can be verified with your doctor. Over the counter abreva has some benefit. If it is a herpes virus, several antivirals could be prescribed. It will usually last 5-7 days to heal. ...Read more

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How do I treat a cold sore? I have a cold sore on my lip that is about ready to go away but then another one showed up, how do I treat it?

How do I treat a cold sore? I have a cold sore on my lip that is about ready to go away but then another one showed up, how do I treat it?

Antiviral: There are both topical and oral antivirals that will shorten the course of a cold sore outbreak. The lesions come from herpes simplex virus (hsv) and will break out when you are stressed or your immune system is challenged. Treatment doses vary depending upon whether you're treating a new infection or preventing one. See your doctor for guidance. ...Read more

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The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth I think maybe it's a cold sore but I'm not sure. How do I make it go away?

The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth I think maybe it's a cold sore but I'm not sure. How do I make it go away?

Angular Cheilitis: There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more

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After I picked the cold sore now I'm left with this pink spot on my lip. Will this pink spot go away? It's been 2 weeks now. I've been applying Neospo

After I picked the cold sore now I'm left with this pink spot on my lip. Will this pink spot go away? It's been 2 weeks now. I've been applying Neospo

It will heal: Throw away the neosporin and use Aquaphor or vaseline. It will heal without a scar. Neosporin is not effective for skin infections, but often causes allergic reactions. Same for bacitracin and triple antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my lower lip that won't go away. It was a cold sore. It healed but left a scab that's been there for a year now. I?

I have a scab on my lower lip that won't go away. It was a cold sore. It healed but left a scab that's been there for a year now. I?

This needs: Evaluation. Scabbing from a cold sore should not last any longer than any scab..... A visit to your Primary Care Provider followed by possible Dermatological (SKIN) Consultation is indicated!
BTW It could be you are PREMATURELY REMOVING the scab with your lips or teeth??? If so that might explain the scab's "persistance"!!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on the inside of my bottom lip and it hurts really badly. What can I do to help the pain go away?

Canker sore: Pat the area dry and apply campho-phenique liquid directly onto the canker sore. It may sting for a short bit but it will help stop the pain and speed up the healing process. ...Read more

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My cold sore scab came off on its own over a few days. It left a red bump on my lip is this normal? Will it go away and what should I put on it?

My cold sore scab came off on its own over a few days. It left a red bump on my lip is this normal? Will it go away and what should I put on it?

Normal: This is normal Latoya. A good medication to keep on hand for cold sores is Zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. You will need to get it on prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?

I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?

Yes, most likely: Most cold sores are pretty superficial and will leave a reddened area for a while which usually fades over months, not days. If the cold sore had a secondary infection or the scab was picked, it can injury the deeper layer of skin and cause it to scar. This generally doesn't happen ...Read more

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I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months I think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?

I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months I think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?

Oral Herpes: Oral herpes, known as "cold sores" is activated by a herpes virus. The virus is activated during an infection, sunlight, stress. You can't make them go away forever. They usually spontaneously resolve. Depending on how often you have these episodes, your doctor can prescribe a pill or topical cream for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is it on the red smooth "inner" part of the lip or is it on skin on the "outer" part of the lip? (2) how long ago did the cold sore go away? Mederma can work if it is on the outside, but not inside the lip. ...Read more

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Hello, I've had a canker sore inside my lip for about a week. They usually go away on me faster. A couple days ago My throat started to hurt. When I l?

Hello, I've had a canker sore inside my lip for about a week. They usually go away on me faster. A couple days ago My throat started to hurt. When I l?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) normally last 7-10 days. If you are getting sick at the same time, it may due to a viral infection (herpetic gingivostomatitis).
If it has not healed in 10 days, have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a pounding head a sore back and they won't go away has been like this from Sunday to now?

I have a pounding head a sore back and they won't go away has been like this from Sunday to now?

Headache often goes: Hand in hand with neck and upper back tension. Consider heat (ie. Shower head), massage, acupressure, acupuncture and NSAID's as a possible approach. Progressive muscle relaxation & breathing exercises may also help. See medical provider if not resolving. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lower head soreness and neck soreness for 1 month that won't go away? And what could be causing this?

Is it normal to have lower head soreness and neck soreness for 1 month that won't go away? And what could be causing this?

Many things: Many things cause this, most common are poor posture or sitting position while using a computer or smartphone. See your doctor for an full exam. ...Read more

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I have a sore at the side of my mouth that keeps cracking open, it won't go away. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have a sore at the side of my mouth that keeps cracking open, it won't go away. What can I do to get rid of this?

Fistula: The opening is probably a fistula draining tract from a nearby infective tooth. The real treatment is root canal therapy with antibiotic (clindamycin) one week before treatment. ...Read more

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Came in contact with baby that had hand foot and mouth disease day later sore throat headache that won't go away cough drops or gargling doesn't help?

Came in contact with baby that had hand foot and mouth disease day later sore throat headache that won't go away cough drops or gargling doesn't help?

All supportive care: If you do have HFM disease, it's all supportive care. Pain meds (Tylenol/Motrin), plenty of fluids & what you are already doing. Sometimes Maalox can help with the pain if you hold it on the back of your throat. Popsicles and other cold liquids can help. If bad enough, there are prescriptions that your MD can phone in as well. ...Read more

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Been having bad headaches that don't go away there really bad in the morning usually when I just wake up and also the top of my head is sore?

Been having bad headaches that don't go away there really bad in the morning usually when I just wake up and also the top of my head is sore?

See your doctor: Sometimes headaches are stress and fatigue related, but can be due to many causes. Having recurrent headaches in the morning can also have to do with how well you sleep and what you do before bed (computer screens etc). However, you really should see your doctor since they're coming so often and so consistently. ...Read more

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I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

Several options: Without examining you I cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Are there ways to make my cold sore in my mouth go away?

If it is from the he: Herpes virus then PO Valtrex (valacyclovir) the dose is 2 grams now and 2 grams in 12 hours please call your gyn. ...Read more

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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and won't go away I don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and won't go away I don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

See your PCP: Your information shows some symptoms that could be signs of serious health problems and should be checked out. See your PCP for thorough examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a kanker sore in my mouth, on my gums, how do I get this to go away? Special mouthwashes?

I have a kanker sore in my mouth, on my gums, how do I get this to go away? Special mouthwashes?

Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles also help. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are available at nearly all pharmacies. If they are real bad your dentist could prescribe a medication ointment bandage call orobase which may contain a steroid to decrease the imflammation. ...Read more

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How long does it take the pain to go away after a deep cleaning? I had my first scaling and root planing deep cleaning three days ago, and my mouth, especially the front, is still sore enough that it really hurts to brush. Is this normal? .

How long does it take the pain to go away after a deep cleaning? I had my first scaling and root planing deep cleaning three days ago, and my mouth, especially the front, is still sore enough that it really hurts to brush. Is this normal? .

Usually: Usually the pain doesn't last that long but I wouldn't be too concerned. The salt water rinse (teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) helps the gums to heal. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinse twice a day helps as well. If the discomfort doesn't go away in a week talk to your dentist. ...Read more