2 doctors weighed in:

Need on advice on how i can hide or reduce the appearance of my cold sore?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You could use

'cover up' product.
But then throw it away - as it will be contaminated. 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). Laser.

In brief: You could use

'cover up' product.
But then throw it away - as it will be contaminated. 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). Laser.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Heidi Fowler
treatments are also used by dermatologists to treat cold sores.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors