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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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