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Woud you please discuss the clinically proven (and fda approved) treatments for cold sores?

Woud you please discuss the clinically proven (and fda approved) treatments for cold sores?

FDA?: Fda governs how medications and materials are marketed--there are many useful 'off-label' therapies in medicine. Clinically proven: Acyclovir and its many anti-viral rx cousins & laser ablation are doctor provided. Otc methods are less effective but have lots of anecdotal support and 'manufacturer' testimonial 'studies'. It's caused by a virus, we don't control them as well as bacteria or fungus. ...Read more

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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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Please describe a good treatment for cold sores?

Please describe a good treatment for cold sores?

Depends on Stage: Cold sores occur in three main stages: prodromal, blistering, and healing. The prodromal stage is the only stage where they can really be "treated"--this is when the area where the cold sores will arise becomes tingly and/or itchy. Application of an anti-viral ointment (like zovirax) may prevent or lessen the outbreak. Once the area blisters, it is too late--just keep it moist until it heals. ...Read more

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What treatment is best to remove cold sores?

What treatment is best to remove cold sores?

They are not: Permanently 'removed'. 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). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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What is cold sores and it's causses and treatments..

What is cold sores and it's causses and treatments..

Shallow mucosal ulce: The are shallow mucosal ulcers that initially can start as blisters. It is usual ly caused herpes virus and antiherpes topicals reduce symptoms and duration of ulcers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment for cold sores?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment for cold sores?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

Time: The most side effect free treatment is to do nothing. Cold sores go away by themselves in 7-10 days. Sometimes longer. Anything else is going to have some side effects, so you weigh the benefit (getting rid of it earlier) with the risk of medication. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment 4 cold sores n what can be done to stop the break outs?

Fever Blisters: If you are getting fever blisters on a regular basis you should see your family doctor or dermatologist to go on medication. We have several medicines we can give you to make them go away faster or keep you from getting them. You can take these pills every day tp prevent getting a fever blister. ...Read more

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Do cold sores always go throughout their 8-10 day stages, that is WITHOUT any medical treatment/ointments or medication?

Generally, yes: Herpes lesions should resolve on their own within several days in otherwise healthy people with normal immune systems. ...Read more

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