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How can you treat a cold sore?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Fever blister

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).

In brief: Fever blister

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).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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