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How do you get rid of cold sores fast?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abreva

Abreva is a medication for cold sores which is now available over the counter.

In brief: Abreva

Abreva is a medication for cold sores which is now available over the counter.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Antiviral meds

Your Dr can prescribe oral valtrex or another antiviral medication.
Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing.

In brief: Antiviral meds

Your Dr can prescribe oral valtrex or another antiviral medication.
Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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