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How to treat cold sores?

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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Cold Sores

If you have frequent cold sores, you can talk with your doctor about acyclovir.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and Acyclovir is an antiviral. Over the counter regiments include drugs such as abreva.

In brief: Cold Sores

If you have frequent cold sores, you can talk with your doctor about acyclovir.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and Acyclovir is an antiviral. Over the counter regiments include drugs such as abreva.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry

In brief: Laser treatment

Biolase also will prevent from future outbrakes.

In brief: Laser treatment

Biolase also will prevent from future outbrakes.
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Abreva

You can use abreva over the counter. To prevent: avoid stress.
Avoid dry lips - use chap stick to prevent chapping. Do not lick or bite your lips. Avoid peeling off the skin of your lips if they get chapped. Get lots of rest and exercise regularly. Cold sores are contagious!

In brief: Abreva

You can use abreva over the counter. To prevent: avoid stress.
Avoid dry lips - use chap stick to prevent chapping. Do not lick or bite your lips. Avoid peeling off the skin of your lips if they get chapped. Get lots of rest and exercise regularly. Cold sores are contagious!
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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