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Cold sore remedies?

Cold sore remedies?

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  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 06-19-08 | 04:10 PM
  • I don't get cold sores very often. I hope it's gone quickly!
  • baby hungry 06-19-08 | 05:01 PM
  • Yes! I hate cold sores. I have one right now and I look like an idiot.

    I just went to the doctors and he prescribed valtrex. I have no idea if it is working though because my lip is still very swollen.
  • cynthia cynthia's Avatar 06-19-08 | 05:37 PM
  • Hmm not sure...I know my parents occasionally get them and they take a prescription that clears it up fast. Hope you find something that works!
  • Mellie Mellie's Avatar 06-19-08 | 08:03 PM
  • DH gets them and takes an antiviral med when they pop up (it's the generic of Valtre
     
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    Also, look for Domeboro- it's an astringent that DH likes to use to help "dry out" the cold sores.


     
  • DanieH DanieH's Avatar 06-23-08 | 09:35 AM
  • I used to get them constantly...like every few months or so...Since I was pg w/ Nicole, I havent got once since *knocking on wood*. Im more aware now and put Abreva on the first sign of a tingle and that usually does the trick. I know when I would get them frequent I think I was getting immune to the stuff I was using and tried something else.