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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your doctor can

prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
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.

In brief: Your doctor can

prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Shino Aguilera
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fever blisters

There is not cure for fever blisters.
However, keeping low level of stress and avoid excessive sun exposure can reduce out breaks. If outbreaks are frequently then a suppression therapy is needed with an antiviral prescribed by a dermatologist or other provider.

In brief: Fever blisters

There is not cure for fever blisters.
However, keeping low level of stress and avoid excessive sun exposure can reduce out breaks. If outbreaks are frequently then a suppression therapy is needed with an antiviral prescribed by a dermatologist or other provider.
Dr. Shino Aguilera
Dr. Shino Aguilera
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: No cure

Lysine is a joke.
Topicals do so little they are a waste of money. Protection from UV (sun) reduces incidence. The only effective remedy is to take a large dose of acyclovir or valacyclovir at the very first hint (prodrome) that an attack is about to begin. This means always having the pills on hand for immediate use. People who learn to use them really like them and report that nothing else compa

In brief: No cure

Lysine is a joke.
Topicals do so little they are a waste of money. Protection from UV (sun) reduces incidence. The only effective remedy is to take a large dose of acyclovir or valacyclovir at the very first hint (prodrome) that an attack is about to begin. This means always having the pills on hand for immediate use. People who learn to use them really like them and report that nothing else compa
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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