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What are some common home remedies to treat cold sores?

What are some common home remedies to treat cold sores?

Few: Most over the counter remedies are simply palliative. The acute phase lasts 10-14 days. Prescription meds such as Famvir (famciclovir) or Acyclovir given topically and orally can decrease the length of time of the acute flair up. ...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 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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What are some home remedies for cold sores?

What are some home remedies for cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for canker sores?

What are some home remedies for canker sores?

Salt or baking soda: Here are 3 home remedies which may help alleviate discomfort: 1) mix 1 tspn of salt with warm water and swish for 1 minute several times a day. The salt water helps dry out the sore. 2) alternatively, substitute baking soda for the salt in options 1. 3) if the sore is very painful, use liquid antacid and swish in mouth for 3-5 minutes and then spit. The antacid helps coat the sore. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure laryngitis?

What are some home remedies to cure laryngitis?

Gargling: You are not going to cure laryngitis. It is usually viral, occasionally traumatic and sometimes overuse strain. You may find relief of symptoms by gargling with warm saline. Some will add honey to solutions and there are a variety of other home remedies. It will go away in a day or two if you do nothing. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as Acyclovir can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

More good oil: in your diet can help. Also, shea butter, found in the health food store can be rubbed into the area. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some ny at home remedies to 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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What are home remedies to treat thrush?

What are home remedies to treat thrush?

Baking soda: Is my favorite. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda in one cup water and swab the mouth with the solution on a gauze 5 x a day. Gentian violet is a very old and effective remedy and it works. T also stains everything in its path purple permanently. It will come off skin with time like a permanent sharpie marker does. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are some home remedies for a cold sore ?

Can you explain what are some home remedies for a cold sore ?

Herpes: You will get a lot of good information for this. But, herpes is a viral illness. There are two kinds of herpes infections. And, here in the U.S. There are three common medications used to treat this infection. I work with my patients who have recurring outbreaks to try to suppress these lesions and break the cycle of reoccurrence. I also have them keep a new script in the cabinet to attack early. ...Read more

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What are some good home cold remedies?

What are some good home cold remedies?

Tips for colds: How to help a cold: for the sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). For congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. . Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What are the common remedies or ways to cure a sore throat?

What are the common remedies or ways to cure a sore throat?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to treat arthritic pain?

What are some home remedies to treat arthritic pain?

Arthritis Home Fix: While there are and endless list of home remedies for arthritis and joint pain. Many lack the research that show they actually work. Many of these are regional/national. Copper bracelets, magnets, raisins soaked in gin, honey mixed in vinager, beets soaked in wine, the list goes on and on. When you consider that arthritis comes and goes, anything you do when you hurt the worst will get credit! ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

My favorite:: Mix together equal amounts of milk of magnesia or kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Milk of magnesia and kaopectate both contain ingredients that coat wet tissues, such as those in the mouth. Benylin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contain ingredients that act as mild topical anesthetics and antihistamines (which reduce inflammation). Dab it on your canker sores with a q-tip. Don't swallow it. ...Read more

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What are some common wart home remedies, and do they work?

Often yes: There are many over the counter remedies, just go the the pharmacy and look at the shelf. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesdo you recommend to cure common cold and fever?

Coldeze: There is no cure for the common cold.The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better and make it seem to pass more quickly. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for the common cold?

What are some good remedies for the common cold?

Colds: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common home remedies to cure the common cold?

Can you please list the most common home remedies to cure the common cold?

Common cold: To truly cure the common cold, the only thing i know that will work is time. Everything else to my knowledge just helps with the symptoms. Some studies have discussed zinc, but it can make people quite nauseated, so i don't recommend it. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for canker sores?

What are some remedies for canker sores?

Canker sores: Avoid acidic and spicy foods. They can irritated the area. OTC products can coat the canker sore and provide short term relief. It takes 7-10 days for a canker sore to heal. If you get frequent canker sores see your dentist. Some people are sensitive to the SLS in many toothpaste. Look at the labels and avoid this ingredient. ...Read more

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