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Why Do I Get Cold Sores So Often
Virus and Stress: Viatmin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Apply abreva (over the counter) cream as soon as you feel the cold sore. This will shorten (or in some cases get rid of) the cold sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Catch it early: If you can catch a cold sore early, when it first starts to tingle, see a dentist that can use a soft tissue laser to kill the virus in the area and stop its spread. It will also help to heal the sore more quickly. If it is already a blister, it is not as effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get cold sores but not often , I'm more than sure it came from kissing . I haven't had oral sex. Is it hsv1 or hsv 2?
Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back
Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), hands (herpetic whitlow), eye (herpes keratitis) and even brain (herpes encephalitis). Please consult your physician to make sure that you do not have a spread of herpatic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus that stays in your body. When you are mentally or physically stressed the herpes virus travels out along the nerve and produces a cold sore. Lack of sleep, illness, mental stress can all cause frequent cold sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may do nothing.: Depends. Some people thought it just an annoying condition, 7-10 days later, it would go away anyway. So do nothing is an reasonable option. Some people thought it's serious, then you need help from dermatologists who may prescribed oral medicine like Acyclovir to stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get cold sores from time to time and they are ugly embarrassing and painful. What are home remedies that actually work?
Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It may half healing time. ...Read more
Avoid triggers: Cold sores (hsv i) are usually triggered by something (sunlight, fever, stress, etc.) some of these can be controlled by avoidance, but others cannot. Do what you can to avoid the triggers...Sunblock, personal hygiene to avoid colds and fever and reduce stress in your life. ...Read more
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