Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Laser. The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the area treated during the early stage of a cold sore when you feel a burning or itching the cold sore will not come back to that area again.
Cold sores. 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing.

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What can be done to cure dry lips from cold sore?

Some suggestions. Try addressing the underlying issues. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Read more...

What could I do to cure a big cold sore on my upper lip?

See your oral surgeo. Many times if it is there for more then 2 weeks oral surgeon can furher take sample of tissue and check out in a lab what is the cause. If it is more then 2 weeks i will not wait too long may be you have serious problem. Good luck. Read more...

What could I do to cure a cold sore on my upper lip fast?

Comfortable. Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. Read more...

What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

Prescription. Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain i laser these with my waterlase md dental laser. Takes 2 minutes to treat and relief is in 1 hour to 24 hours shortening the 10 day cycle. Most "cold sores" will run their course in 10 days and can be triggered by stress sun or a herpetic virus. Read more...
Cold sores. Your physician 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Read more...

Why do I keep getting only one cold sore on my lip? And its always in the same place

Herpes simplex. This is a recurrent viral infection that comes back usually on the upper lip and can show up mostly when you have a common cold or other stresses. Ask your doctor for an antiviral medication to use before the outbreak to help you with your symptoms. Read more...
Typical. Cold sores are usually type 1 herpes, which prefer the mouth, as opposed to type 2 which prefer the genital area. They infect nerve cells where your body cannot get rid of them. When you are stressed or run down the virus tracks down the nerve to the surface and causes the typical sores. Since the virus stays in the same nerve cell the outbreak will always be in the same place. Read more...
Herpes type 1. Cold sores are caused by the herpes type 1 virus. They can be spread from a partner with an active lesion such as a blister which has broken. The virus can also reside in the nerves of the skin and can recur when ones body defenses are weakened. They are treated by an antiviral medication taken orally and topically. Read more...

Can a cold sore on my lip affect my unborn baby?

Probably not... Having a cold sore on you lip, typically a reactivation of your herpes simplex virus, type1. You already have the antibody to this virus. Generally, this should not be an issue. If, however, you have an overwhelming infection, it may affect your pregancy. Also, if you have lesions on the vaginal areas during birth, your doc may recommend c-section etc... Otherwise, baby should be ok. Good luck. Read more...
No. Cold sores of the mouth/lips are caused by hsv-1 (herpes simplex virus). They do not pose any risk to the unborn baby. If you are past the first trimester you could ask your ob/gyn doctor to prescribe an antiviral medication for you. You should inform your ob/gyn if you have ever had genital herpes or any other sexually transmitted disease. Read more...

I've had my first cold sore on my lip. Does that mean I can't safely kiss my child anymore?

No. When the cold sore resolves, then you can safely kiss your child. If the child gets a cold sore or the initial herpes infection of the mouth, he/she is immune and you can safely kiss with a cold sore. Read more...

If I kiss my girlfriend with a cold sore on my lip, how long will it take for her to get one?

No such guarantee. First there is no guarantee that she does not already have oral herpes. Most people with oral herpes got it as children from other family members. A blood test is the only accurate way to assess her herpes status. Second you are contagious when you don't have a sore as well. Read more...