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Help, could u give me steps on treating cold sores?

Help, could u give me steps on treating cold sores?

A volatile solvent: Many times a herpetic (cold sore) lesion can be aborted if caught in the premonition phase (when you feel the burning sensation) by the topical application of a topical solvent such as ether or chloroform.
I should be applied topically with a q-tip and sparingly. Dab it with the solvent three or four times and repeat a few hours later.
Use a topical anesthetic cream when in the ulcer stage. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, 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 can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Is abreva effective in treating cold sores?

Is abreva effective in treating cold sores?

Somewhat: Cold sores are viral infections (herpes simplex i) and do not respond to antibiotics. The Amino Acid lysine, is very effective at reducing the time to heal. ...Read more

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How effective is abreva at treating cold sores?

How effective is abreva at treating cold sores?

Don't know: Don't know about abreva, but a dental laser can be used to shorten the life of the cold sores and may stop them from returning to the same tissue area. ...Read more

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Can sex cause cold sores?

Can sex cause cold sores?

Yes - oral sex: One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases situations that can occur is the transmission of herpes related cold sores to the genital area. ...Read more

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Do cold sores usually hurt?

Do cold sores usually hurt?

Yes: Cold sites hurt due to the damage caused by the viral outbreak. The initial tingly stage, called a prodrome, progresses to a vesicular, or blistering, outbreak which is quite painful. Once the vesicles burst, the lesion scabs and generally is no longer painful. Total time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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How do people get cold sores?

How do people get cold sores?

Oral herpes: Cold sores (oral herpes) occur on the lips or face. Sores inside the mouth usually are canker sores, a different problem. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1, mostly caught in childhood from a family member or other child. It also can be caught in adulthood, usually from kissing someone with oral herpes. Only rarely is it transmitted indirectly, e.g. shared drinking glasses. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold sores so often?

Why do I get cold sores so often?

Virus and Stress: Viatmin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Apply abreva (over the counter) cream as soon as you feel the cold sore. This will shorten (or in some cases get rid of) the cold sore. ...Read more

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How do people develop cold sores?

How do people develop cold sores?

Cold Sores: Agree w dr. Raman. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1).
An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores in 3 days?

How to remove cold sores in 3 days?

Cold sores: 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. This is not the only way to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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What's to be done about cold sores?

What's to be done about cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Why do I develop so many cold sores?

Virus: The cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. If you are getting them often then your immune system may be under stress or compromised. There is no way to get rid of the virus once you are infected. What you can do is take an antiviral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) when you feel one coming on during the tingling stage. This should help prevent/minimize the sore. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What's to be done about cold sores!?

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. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How can I treat my child's cold sores?

How can I treat my child's cold sores?

Popsicles!: That's right, popsicles. Cold and soothing, sometimes it's the only thing kids are willing to try when their mouth is so sore. Popsicles distract from the pain, while affording some much-needed hydration in a child who is probably avoiding, if not flat-out refusing, most food. Avoid citrus juices (painful). Make your own to save money. If your child is dehydrated, try pedialyte pops. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure cold sores?

Lemon balm: 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 more

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How can you remove or heal cold sores?

Cold sores: 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. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How can I avoid cold sores please help.?

Cold Sores: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with Lysine. ...Read more

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Is there away to treat cold sores at home?

Is there away to treat cold sores at home?

Yes: If you have been diagnosed with oral herpes "cold sores" then your dentist or physician can prescribe an anti-viral medication for you to take of you get and outbreak. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my sons cold sores?

Lemon balm: Talk to his doctor about use of 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have multiple cold sores at once?

? Reasons?: Dry lips? Sun exposure? Illness? Stress? Not enough sleep? >>
to prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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Why do some ethnicities not get cold sores?

Are you sure about: This? I tried to research it in order to respond to your question but wasn't able to find any information about ethnicities without cold sores. If you can provide more clarification that would be helpful. ...Read more

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Are cold sores harder to catch as an adult?

Already infected: By the time you're an adult, you've probably already been exposed to hsv-1, the virus that causes cold sores, and you can't 'catch' it again. The cold sores you develop are due to your own latent infection, not to a new exposure. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with cold sores?

What symptoms are associated with cold sores?

Just at ulcer site: Cold sores on the lips or near the lips, are usually caused by recurrent oral herpes virus. They start as a slightly raised reddish area, with a bit of numbness & tingling there. Then comes a cluster of tiny blisters, which break open soon, with some pain; leaving a sore (ulcer) to heal up over a week. Sores appear more often when one is under stress or is ill from another illness. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively cure cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Please I need help and advice about cold sores?

Cold sores: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use. ...Read more

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What medications can be used to treat cold sores?

What medications can be used to treat cold sores?

Not much at home: Keep it clean. Treatment in an office can burn these things away, but only in really bad situations. ...Read more

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My partner has cold sores, does it mean he cheated?

Probably not: Cold sores, assuming that is what these are, are usually located in the mouth. If these are genital lesions they are probably herpes. If that is what they are it still does not mean that he has "cheated". He may have gotten these long before he met you and they are now recurrent. If you have suspicions there is a communication problem that you may wish to explore further. ...Read more

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Why am I getting cold sores? How can I reduce them?

Triggers.: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How come I get cold sores after I apply chaptstick?

Contaminated?: I am not sure. Cold sores are contagious. If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor cold sores that work?

Lemon balm: 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). Can also apply ice. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep cold sores away?

Options: Agree w dr. Ryan. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more