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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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They 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?

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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Laser (Definition)

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