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What to do if I have a cold sore that has gotten mushy?

Cold Sore. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. Have you talked with your doctor about antiviral medication? Read more...

If I have a cold sore do I have herpes?

Perhaps. If it is a blister or sore at the outer margin of the upper or lower lip that recurs at the same area, probably is. Read more...
HSV. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. So if you have an actual cold sore that is caused by herpes simplex virus. Read more...

What should I do if I have a cold sore, but its not herpes?

Cold sores are . Caused by herpes simplex i virus. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser tx. Read more...
Herpes. You may be misinformed. Why do you think your cold sore is not herpes? There are three common anti-herpes medications. Your physician can help you with this. 75% of americans have been infected with the oral or type one herpes. 90% of them do not know they are infected unless they have the blood test. Read more...