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Please help! what is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore at home?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Cold sores

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. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).

In brief: Cold sores

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. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
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