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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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Why is it i feel so sick when i get a cold sore (s)?

Why is it i feel so sick when i get a cold sore (s)?

It is not cold sore: Your sickness is not due to cold sore but because you get sick the cold sore appear, due to your immune system being compromised. ...Read more

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How do you know a cold sore is coming?

Tingling: Some people feel a tingling or aching in the area where the sore is coming up. During this time, usually 2-3 days before, virus is shedding and therefore, contagious. ...Read more

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If i feel like a cold sore is going to come what should i do to avoid it?

If i feel like a cold sore is going to come what should i do to avoid it?

Valacyclovir: You can get a prescription from your doctor for a drug called Valacyclovir to avoid getting a cold sore. Treatment for an oral outbreak is two one gram pills by mouth every twelve hours for a total of 4 grams in one day, as soon as possible at the first sign of outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks because of sunshine or stress, one can take suppressive therapy, ask your MD. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I stop a cold sore from coming up overnight?

Probably not stop..: 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. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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This doesn't feel to be a bump, it's just kind of there. Is this a cold sore?

This doesn't feel to be a bump, it's just kind of there. Is this a cold sore?

I do not know what : The cause of your lesion is. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a cold sore and a date is coming up! what do I do?

Please help! I have a cold sore and a date is coming up! what do I do?

Your doctor can : Prescribe valtrex. 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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My boyfriend has a cold sore he's 19 how long should I wait before i feel like its more den a cold sore?

My boyfriend has a cold sore he's 19 how long should I wait before i feel like its more den a cold sore?

2 weeks: A regular cold sore (herpes simplex virus infection) usually lasts about a week or two before fully crusting over. If something is still going on after 2 weeks, or if it continues to worsen, i would want him to see a doctor since other things can cause blisters or sores on the lips. ...Read more