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What is the fastest way to get rid of cold sores on your lips?
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In brief: Acyclovir...
...And similar medications, started as early as possible in the outbreak.
Lysine may also be of some help.

In brief: Acyclovir...
...And similar medications, started as early as possible in the outbreak.
Lysine may also be of some help.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: Time
Cold sores run their course in 7-10 days.
You can shorten that with a few options. Lemon balm oil applied topically or tea tree oil 2-3 times a day can help (stings). Prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir) can help. Homeopathic rhus tox 3x a day for 5 days can speed crusting over and shorten the time to healing. Chinese medicine has herbs that can boost immune system and decrease frequency of outbreaks as well.

In brief: Time
Cold sores run their course in 7-10 days.
You can shorten that with a few options. Lemon balm oil applied topically or tea tree oil 2-3 times a day can help (stings). Prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir) can help. Homeopathic rhus tox 3x a day for 5 days can speed crusting over and shorten the time to healing. Chinese medicine has herbs that can boost immune system and decrease frequency of outbreaks as well.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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