How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

If it is caused by. Herpes you should take oral valtrex, (valacyclovir) that is the quickest way to get rid of it. Your doctor can prescribe that for you.

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How do I treat a cold sore? I have a cold sore on my lip that is about ready to go away but then another one showed up, how do I treat it?

Cold. Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" at any time and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! They usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. There is no cure for cold sores but there are a few treatments for the symptoms: -over the counter ointments with topical Lidocaine can be used for pain, but will not shorten the course -applying ice and taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help with pain relief -do not pick at it or pop it since that can make it worse -antiviral medications such as valacyclovir are the only treatments known to reduce pain and shorten the course if taken as soon as you know an outbreak is coming. These are prescription medications, so you should discuss these with your doctor. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry.
Antiviral. There are both topical and oral antivirals that will shorten the course of a cold sore outbreak. The lesions come from herpes simplex virus (hsv) and will break out when you are stressed or your immune system is challenged. Treatment doses vary depending upon whether you're treating a new infection or preventing one. See your doctor for guidance.

How to treat a white cold sore that I have in my mouth?

See a periodontist. You need to find out if the sore is viral or bacterial in nature so that the proper medication can be prescribed in the meantime go to the drugstore and get an over the counter ointment that treats cold sores to cover and protect the sore area.

White spot under skin on corner of my mouth after cold sore? Cold sore started two weeks ago, Treated it with prescribed Rx. Afraid im still contagious

It's unlikely that.. ..you're still contagious. The cold sore might have caused temporary loss of skin pigment but that's a residual effect, not a sign that the virus is still active. Your skin should heal in due time. I appreciate your concern about the possibility of still being contagious, but you aren't. Dr. Anne.

What can I do to treat this cold sore "canker" inside my mouth on my bottom lip?

SEE YOUR DDS. Visit your dentist he can look for cause and may be see oral surgeon who may want to send sample ofyour cancker soreto lab and investigate the reason. Good luck.
Canker sores. There are variety of ways these days. The easiest way will be using diode laser by ur dentist or periodontist (if they have laser), and the other way is using topical medications that burns the surface tissue, and the best one is called debacterol, that works like a charm. In either cases, the pain and hassle will be gone immediately!

I don't know if I have a cold sore or not. The don't rle tingle and it hasn't been like 10 days one day I woke up n had like zits on round my mouth.

See your doctor. You should be seen by your doctor. The diagnosis can't be made properly without being seen. You may have a bacterial infection as opposed to cold sores, which are caused by a virus....the treatment is different.

My son has white deep pigmentation around his mouth it started when a doctor gave him steroid cream to treat cold sore. He is 3 what can I do to help?

Correct info? First of all, are you sure it was a cold sore and secondly, are you sure it was a "steroid" cream? True cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and steroids actually spread the virus. One also has to be careful what one uses on 3 year olds regarding topical medications. I would discuss these matters with the doctor who prescribed the medication or check with a dermatologist.

My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.

Viral Infection. Sounds like she has a viral infection such as Hand Foot and Mouth Disease or Herpangina. They are caused by a herpes like virus called Coxsackie. Generally these are viruses that young (