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How to cure fever blisters on the mouth?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not cures
Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments.

In brief: Not cures
Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).
Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Medication
To treat cold sores with medication i would recommend treating with acyclovir, or Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir as well.
But these are just treatments not cures. Unfortunately cold sores can always come back oftentimes and will possibly need to be retreated again. It depends on the person and the pattern of their cold sore outbreaks.

In brief: Medication
To treat cold sores with medication i would recommend treating with acyclovir, or Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir as well.
But these are just treatments not cures. Unfortunately cold sores can always come back oftentimes and will possibly need to be retreated again. It depends on the person and the pattern of their cold sore outbreaks.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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