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What is a good thing to put on a cold sore?

What is a good thing to put on a cold sore?

Your Dr.: prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) 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

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 should I put on a cold sore that is popped?

3 things: The herpetic lesion lasts7-14 days no matter what. If it is unsightly you can get special little band aids to cover. You can use an rx antiviral creme to lessen time and severity. Lastly. Otc cremes can be used which are mostly palliative. ...Read more

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What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

Nose sore: A small dab of oragel numbs the area. It is safe in nose. A tiny dab of neosporin with pain relief ointment helps. ...Read more

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What to put on cold sore when it starts to appear?

What to put on cold sore when it starts to appear?

Oral valacyclovir: No cream or ointment will help. Ask your doctor about valacyclovir. A single dose by mouth will speed healing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could i put cold sore medication on when i feel a cold sore coming on?

Could i put cold sore medication on when i feel a cold sore coming on?

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) can be applied regularly. Ask your prescribing provider about which ever specific medication you are taking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could put neosporin on my cold sore?

Can you tell me if i could put neosporin on my cold sore?

Cold sore: Yes you can especially if the ulcer is open but it will not leo with the resolution of the cold sore since its a viral infection not bacterial. You may want to try abreva OTC ointment which is an antiviral and will help expedite the resolution of cold sores. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i put a alcohol prep pad on my cold sore?

Please tell me, could i put a alcohol prep pad on my cold sore?

That will not help: To resolve it.Your doctor can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) 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 are good home remediescan i put on my cold sore to stop it itching?

What are good home remediescan i put on my cold sore to stop it itching?

Lemon balm/ ice: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Try ice as well. ...Read more

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I am getting a cold sore. What can I put on it to stop it from growing and getting worse?

Zovirax (acyclovir) Cream: You will need a prescription from your md or your dentist though. Over the counter treatments lessen the symptoms but do not decrease the length of time for healing. ...Read more