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What do you recommend for a cold sore?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cold sores

Agree w dr. Patterson.
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). If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share e.

In brief: Cold sores

Agree w dr. Patterson.
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). If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share e.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral valtrex (valacyclovir)

Or the generic, please call your doc the dose is 2 grams in the am and 2 in the pm 1 day only call your doc for a script.

In brief: Oral valtrex (valacyclovir)

Or the generic, please call your doc the dose is 2 grams in the am and 2 in the pm 1 day only call your doc for a script.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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