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Could you please give me advice for a cold sore?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Cold sores

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).
Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. 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.

In brief: Cold sores

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).
Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. 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.
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