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What can I do for a cold sore?

What can I do for a  cold sore?

Several things: Lysine. Use tea tree oil on it with a qtip...Stings but helps it resolve faster. Use homeopathic rhus tox...Can sped healing by several days. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help as well. Call or see your doctor and ask bout anti-herpes medication like valtrex (valacyclovir). Eat cooling foods like cucumbers and pears and avocado. ...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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What can I do for a cold sore on penis?

What can I do for a cold sore on penis?

Penile cold sores: This sounds like herpes. It could be either hsv type one or type two. We used to call these "oral" and 'genital' herpes respectively, but these titles were misleading. One who has cold sores on the penis should have a blood test to see what their herpes antibody titers say and then to have a refillable prescription for Acyclovir or other herpes medication. You need a good men's health expert. ...Read more

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What can I do if my cold sore popped but the inside of my mouth is in pain?

What can I do if my cold sore popped but the inside of my mouth is in pain?

OTC pain meds: Should resolve without specific treatment. Use OTC pain meds. Sometimes saline rinses help. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure a cold sore?

What can I do to cure a cold sore?

Lysine: Is an Amino Acid that you can get from a health food store. Take 1 a day until the sore heals. If it comes back, take lysine on a regular basis. It is non toxic. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a cold sore to heal faster its painful?

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 (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a cold sore from forming/ getting bigger?

No guarantees: Your doctor can prescribe 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 w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Hello i believed i had a cold sore . its in the middle of my bottom lip and now inflamed a lot. What can I do ? Is it a cold sore?

Hello i believed i had a cold sore . its in the middle of my bottom lip and now inflamed a lot. What can I do ? Is it a cold sore?

Lower Lip Lesion: Greetings. Any lesion of the lip needs attention because the lips are exposed to sun which could cause cell changes to pre or full blown cancer. Cold sores are generally of viral origin. It is very hard to culture and grow viruses in a lab setting so the diagnosis is generally clinical by your doctor. If it's worsening, ice, a mild topical steroid cream and ibuprofen may help. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat this cold sore "canker" inside my mouth on my bottom lip ?

What can I do to treat this cold sore "canker" inside my mouth on my bottom lip ?

SEE YOUR DDS: Visit your dentist he can look for cause and may be see oral surgeon who may want to send sample ofyour cancker soreto lab and investigate the reason. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to dry out my cold sore?

Easy: Apply a little bit of zovirex 5% ointment every 4 hours. ...Read more