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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers that show up every 3-4 months?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No cure

Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals.
Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval.

In brief: No cure

Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals.
Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
However, I have treated several patient with laser and they have not get any outbreaks since.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acyclovir

If you get aphthous ulcers (cold or canker sores) frequently then the prescription medicine Acyclovir could help.
But you usually have to get it going before you see a sore....Like at the first inkling.

In brief: Acyclovir

If you get aphthous ulcers (cold or canker sores) frequently then the prescription medicine Acyclovir could help.
But you usually have to get it going before you see a sore....Like at the first inkling.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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