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Doctor insights on: What Mouthwash Is Best For Cold Sores

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 what's the best way to treat cold sores?

 what's the best way to treat cold sores?

Early Treatment Best: Cold sore usually caused by herpes simplex virus. And not many antivirus meds around. One is valtrex (valacyclovir). This will help to cut down days of the infection. But it is better taken early before the break out, when you begin to feel tingling or soreness usually at the corner of the lip. The viruses usually "hide" in your trigeminal ganglion of your lower jaw nerve and break out when immune system is down. ...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 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 is the best and quickest relief for cold sores?

What is the best and quickest relief for cold sores?

Your doctor can: Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent cold sores?

Best way to prevent cold sores?

Avoid triggers: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of cold sores?

Best way to get rid of cold sores?

Valacyclovir: If it is a herpes lesion, it initially will feel like an itching or burning sensation. The lesion will appear like a cluster of grapes. If you start taking the valacyclovir right away the sore will go away within a couple of days. If not the blisters will break, the skin will crust over and after a week to ten days it will heal. ...Read more

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What treatment is best to remove cold sores?

They are not: Permanently 'removed'. 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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Could you tell me what's the best treatment for cold sores?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment for cold sores?

Your doctor can: Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment 4 cold sores n what can be done to stop the break outs?

Fever Blisters: If you are getting fever blisters on a regular basis you should see your family doctor or dermatologist to go on medication. We have several medicines we can give you to make them go away faster or keep you from getting them. You can take these pills every day tp prevent getting a fever blister. ...Read more

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Would you like to know the best way to stop cold sores from forming?

Would love to know: Am not sure that anyone knows how to keep cold sores from forming. If you find out, please text me back. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to stop cold sores when you start to feel the tingle!?

Your dr can: Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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 is the best remedy for cold sores on your tongue?

Time and patience.: Cold sores usually run their course in 7-10 days. Stay on a bland diet. Stay hydrated...Drink plenty of water. Take Ibuprofen if needed for pain (as long as you are not allergic or unable to take this medicine).

Check with your physician and/or dentist to make sure the sores are not a response to a systemic infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

Time: The most side effect free treatment is to do nothing. Cold sores go away by themselves in 7-10 days. Sometimes longer. Anything else is going to have some side effects, so you weigh the benefit (getting rid of it earlier) with the risk of medication. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time

Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time

Cold sores: Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Abreva is an OTC topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of cold sores?

Your dr can: Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Which medicine is the best to heal cold sores fast?

Faster - not fast: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. May reduce healing time to 5 days. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter product to get rid of cold sores and keep them from coming back?

2 good options: There are two otc cold sore medications I recommend. Abreva has been my go to medication for years, however orajel recently came out with a new single dose packet that has gotten rave reviews. There are no medications that will keep them from coming back. The virus stays with you forever. ...Read more

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My wife has cold sores. I have yet to develop them. What are the chances that I will? What about transmission to genitals? Best way to prevent spread?

Avoidance: The best way to avoid contracting herpes is to avoid contact; however, you may have already contracted it, but never actually broken out; it might be worth getting antibodies to Herpes types 1 & 2 (and also to culture your wife to see what type she has); if yours is +, and the same type as your wife's, you probably have already contracted it (probably from her), and don't have to worry as much ...Read more

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What is the fastest/best way to get rid of cold sores/ fever blister?

Some 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). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to get cold sores and pimples, bumps, etc. Of your lips help please?

Cold sore info: 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). Try applying ice. ...Read more

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What are the best mouthwash is to use to help canker sores?

What are the best mouthwash is to use to help canker sores?

Canker sore rinse: We've had the best luck using a prescription mouthwash called chlorhexidine, which is an antibacterial mouthwash that tends to decrease the severity and longevity of canker sores. Ask your dentist if this makes sense for your condition, because canker sores are like an auto-immune condition, aren't "cured" as much as managed with things like this rinse and avoiding foods that trigger. ...Read more

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Is there a pain reducing mouthwash for canker sores? No? What is the best waty to treat a canker sore? Thank you.

Is there a pain reducing mouthwash for canker sores? No? What is the best waty to treat a canker sore? Thank you.

Yes, magic mouthwash: Yes there is a prescription mouthwash. It is called magic mouthwash. The sore can also be treated in a dental office with a type of laser. ...Read more

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Do cold sores itch?

Do cold sores itch?

They can: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. ...Read more

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How can I cure my cold sores?

How can I cure my cold sores?

See a dentist: Treatment of sores in the mouth can vary dramatically depending on the cause of the sore. So it's wise to see a dentist or physician to diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment. Cold sores can be controlled, but not cured. Until you can see the dentist/physician, keep the area clean with warm water rinses. If eating/drinking is painful, try bland foods. ...Read more

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Do cold sores always surface?

Yes: A cold sore is described as being visible so if it is a cold sore, it surfaces. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores fast?

How to remove cold sores fast?

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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How do you contract cold sores?

Direct contact: Cold sores or herpes simplex virus infections. It is spread by direct contact with actively flared blistering lesions. ...Read more

Mouthwash (Definition)

Mouthwash can be gentler than ...Read more