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What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

Cold sores: Your physician can prescribe valtrex.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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

A cold sore is a sore that develops on lips. It is caused by infection with one ...Read more


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What do you do to get rid of cold sore fast?

What do you do to get rid of cold sore fast?

Doctor prescription: Ask your dentist for a prescription. Doctors will have their favorite, but zovirax is one that helps. It is best used when you feel the cold sore coming on. "cold sores" from the herpes simplex virus are quite common. The virus enters the body throughsmall cuts , abrasions or breaks in the skin. You can get them from having direct contact with someone carrying the virus ie. Kissing or sex. ...Read more

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What do you do to get rid of cold sore quick?

What do you do to get rid of cold sore quick?

Prescription.: Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain i laser these with my waterlase md dental laser. Takes 2 minutes to treat and relief is in 1 hour to 24 hours shortening the 10 day cycle. Most "cold sores" will run their course in 10 days and can be triggered by stress sun or a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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What should I do for a cold sore?

OTC: There are treatments like abreva that are over the counter and work well. If you get them all the time you may want to ask your md for an rx for acyclovir. That said they heal by themselves in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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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. Eat cooling foods like cucumbers and pears and avocado. ...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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Hi docs! what could I do for a cold sore in my mouth?

Your doctor can : Prescribe valtrex or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). 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 best OTC medicine for a cold sore?

What is the best OTC medicine for a cold sore?

Cold sores: 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. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for a cold sore?

Cold sores: Agree w dr. Patterson. 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. If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share e. ...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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