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What To Do When You Feel A Cold Sore Coming
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
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
Cold sores: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can appear so..: Small cold sores often appear with just slightly yellowish fluid (plasma-like) but larger ones can look like puss-filled lesion. The body white blood cells attack the virus, cause inflammation, fluid accumulation and thus appears as puss. These often resolves spontaneously. If it becomes larger and large with more redness/pain, it could secondary infection/boil. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sore: Cold sore is caused by virus called Herpes simplex . Most common way to catch it through kiss. It can present as tingling followed by blister formation which can last for few days. It is very infectious . usually blister leads to scab which disappears over few weeks but virus can lay dormant in nerve and can get activated at later stage . http://patient.info/health/cold-sores-leaflet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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