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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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