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The Fastest Way To To Heal A Fever Blister
Can prenatal vitamins help heal a fever blister? Or make it worse? I use regular orajel and it helps with the pain, OTC meds do not help.
No; try lemon balm: Prenatal vitamins may boost you immune system and thus help prevent oral herpes outbreaks, but won't do much to help one heal; though for a man you might want to try a stronger multivitamin. The best remedy i know of for cold sores is topical melissa cream, also known as lemon balm . See http://www.Essentialoilsforeverydaylife.Com/members/articles/herpes-natural-remedies-and-essential-oils/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 2 awful fever blisters on my lower lip, they take forever to go away. Is there any way I can make them heal faster?
Yes: 1) See your doctor and get an anti-viral medication. You can shed virus even after the sores dry. Or... 2) There is an OTC creme called Abreva. In my experience Abreva works on some patients and not on others. These sores are caused by Herpes Type I virus. This is not genital herpes. No kissing, wash hands frequently and keep fingers away from eyes. Do not transfer virus to eyes or other people ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some options: 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. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a fever blister? What are some side effects of having a fever blister? How long does it take to heal?
See link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cold-sore/ds00358.Get a more detailed answer ›
Perleche: Often dry, red or cracked rashes in the corner of the mouth are caused by a yeast infection and is known as perleche. Over-the-counter anti-fungal creams can often help. Fever blisters can occur in the corner of the mouth as well, but are treated with prescription anti-viral medicines. ...Read more
I Had a fever blister but now the scab off and its pink how longlon would it take for my skin color to come back or what can i use to help it heal?
5-7days: A wk or so needed for the change. ...Read more
Fever blister i've had them all my life and generally treat with valacyclovir. This one has been unusually hard to heal and has seemed to start over from the beginning when it was almost gone, and has seemed to start spreading away from my lip. I've also
Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! they usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore (impetigo). If your cold sores do not resolve as usual in 7-10 days or seem to be worsening, you should see your doctor. You could be developing impetigo again or if you have another skin disease such as eczema, you may need more aggressive treatment to get your cold sores under control. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sores are Viral: I do not know of any value to doing this remedy. It is important to understand the nature of a cold sore or fever blister. These disorders are caused by the herpes virus. The virus can be very easily spread to other parts of your body or to other people through direct contact. I would recommend not putting a warm tea bad on the sore. The risk of spreading the virus is high. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more
How can I make my fever blister heal quicker? I get them anually and usually use abreva, but it's pricey and still takes at least a week to clear up. Last night i tried using a toothpaste and salt mixture, without success. Do you have any other ideas?
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