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How can I I get rid of my fever blisters/cold sores fast?

Cold Sores. 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 valtrexor another antiviral medication. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sore. Read more...

How can I most quickly get rid of fever blisters/ cold sores?

Best RX is TIME. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. There is no 'fast' way. Read more...
Treating cold sores. To shorten the duration of a cold sore, antiviral medications need to be taken as soon as symptoms (itch, sensitivity, pain) start, even before the breakout appears. For recurrent cold sores, suppressive treatment with daily antiviral medication does well. The faster the cold sore dries up, the faster it will go away, so topical medications that will help dry it are helpful. Read more...

Might holding a warm tea bag on fever blisters/cold sores actually help to heal them?

Cold sores are Viral. I do not know of any value to doing this remedy. It is important to understand the nature of a cold sore or fever blister. These disorders are caused by the herpes virus. The virus can be very easily spread to other parts of your body or to other people through direct contact. I would recommend not putting a warm tea bad on the sore. The risk of spreading the virus is high. Talk to your dentist. Read more...

I would like help with my fever blisters (cold sores)?

Cold sores. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. 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. Read more...
Zovirax (acyclovir) cold sores are caused by herpes virus.they can be treated with oral anti-viral medications available by prescription from your doctor. Read more...

Are there any good ways to prevent cold sores and fever blisters?

Prevention. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. Read more...