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cold sores

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 19, 2006
  • 06:57 PM

i have really bad col sores, i dont know how to get rid of them, and how to cure them. any ideas.....??

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  • I havent had any for 3 years, and I was very sick for a week with the flu, adn i woke up with 2 bad ones, i dont know what from?? I have been using abreva, but its not working, I would like to get rid of them beefore picture time on christmas...please help
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2006
    • 08:48 PM
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  • Anyone Have Any Home Remedies?? Ive Tried Everything, I Cant Get Rid Of Mine For Like 2 Weeks. They Hurt And Are Irritating?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 01:09 AM
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  • Hey, here is how I deal with them and it works real good if I do this at the first appearance of one.L-Lysine 500mg a day until lesion is totally gone You can get this at Walmart in vitamin sectionLactinex (4 tablets a day) until lesion doesn't feel tender You can get this at Walmart pharmacy. You don't need a script. They keep it in the pharmacy only because it has to be kept refridgerated.My chiropractor told my about L-Lysine and a friend at work told me about the Lactinex.Since starting this home treatment I've had no more painful lingering sores. Clears up in a fraction of the time.Hope this helps....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 00:27 AM
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  • Hi. I get a cold sore, too. When I used to get them, I only got them once or twice a year, and it would get really big. Now, I seem to get them more frequently, but they don't get as big nor do they last as long. I don't know which was worse. I take L-Lysine and use either Abreva or a prescription ointment such as Denavir or Zovirax. I also read that foods containing arginine aids the cold sore's growth. Those are foods like peanuts, other nuts, chocolate, grains, whole wheat, etc. I read that coffee can increase the flare-ups, too. Plain yogurt is said to aid in prevention of cold sores, because it boosts the immune system. Zinc and Echinecea are vitamins that are supposed to boost the immune system, so they are supposed to help, too. I really wish there was a cure for cold sores. I hate that they reoccur. They're so embarrassing and difficult to hide. :( They always show up at the worst times, too. Anyone else have any tips for preventing and/or getting them to heal quicker?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 05:49 AM
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  • Ask your doctor for Valtrex.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 06:07 PM
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  • :) Hello There; I've not been affected with cold sores, but i went ahead & looked something up for you. You can try alternative health secrets. Hope it helps. As Always, In His Service.;)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 16, 2007
    • 04:49 AM
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  • Carmex is your friend.The stuff in the little yellow tube and the red cap? <3!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 21, 2007
    • 11:41 PM
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  • :) Go to your healthy food store; buy a bottle of turmeric, follow instrucions. After 1 mo. you will see & feel the difference.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 21, 2007
    • 11:54 PM
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  • Cold sores may be treated with topical medications (like Denavir or Zovirax cream) and oral medications (like acyclovir or valtrex). However, there are proven several natural alternatives, like L-lysine, topical zinc preparations, propolis, which might be safe and effective.
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  • I suffer from cold sores 3 times a year (average). They usually occur on my bottom lip. I get little ones occasionally on my upper lip, but I think that may be an allergic reaction according to my doctor.When I feel the sensation on my bottom lip (tingling, little bump) I get a Valtrex prescription - large 2 day doses. I think 2g a day for two days (may be more, don't remember).Let me tell you this expensive drug works wonders. If I didn't take valtrex, the cold sore would be HUGE, gross, and after a week become red underneath and crack and bleed. With valtrex, its like it "dies" and shrivels up within two days.-me
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  • i have really bad col sores, i dont know how to get rid of them, and how to cure them. any ideas.....??try tea tree oil and then putting hydrocortisone cream on it constantly. I had a huge cold sore which spread into another one and within two days completely gone. Also take lysine and vitamin c couple times a day
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    hogndog 426 Replies Flag this Response
  • :) Now that you've had your stroll through the park, (that was to lift your spirits), i've been looking for a cold sore remedy. Found this one, hope it helps: http://www.lacetoleather.com/coldsore.html
    hogndog 426 Replies Flag this Response
  • i started getting cold sores this year. and yes, they're painful and embarrassing. i'm taking acyclovir daily to reduce occurrence (as prescribed by my dr.), but i still get an occasional outbreak when i spend too much time in the sun or just get worn down. when i have an outbreak i've been using abreva, but after doing some research on natural therapeutics, i found "h-balm". it seems to be working well, reducing healing time by at least half. you can find it online, but i also found it in whole foods. it's about $20. i noticed a difference within hours. h-balm makes a daily ointment to prevent outbreaks and a stronger version to treat outbreaks. hope this helps.
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  • http://www.alerg.com/page/A/CTGY/MF-AQ?gclid=CIbu0vvEo4wCFQqgYgodOVTo6Q The medicine you've found sounds really workable. I have one other to offer and it is somthing i've been thinking about for years. "Water", yes plain ole water, but with a difference. Most of us drink water that has been purified and bottled, or some device at home. A filter system in the fridgedare or one that you put into a container with a filter in it. But that leaves the water you bathe with, wash your clothes with water your yards with, if you have a yard. Granted the device I found isn't free but the benifits are worth millions. this link will take you there. They say that after your results are wonderful and they stand behind it. I'm sorry this is all I could think of but I feel it should be more than sufficiant. :D
    hogndog 426 Replies Flag this Response
  • Acyclovir or Valtrex. My dentist gave me a script for a large dose of Acyclovir then followed by a regimen wherein I took one every day for one winter season. I haven't had one since then and it's been almost 20 years. Knock wood.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have been suffering for about 5 years now from cold sores, it started on my 30th birthday. It started only on my lip but over the years it has gotten so bad at times my whole face was covered! (We had gone to Florida and spent TOO much time in the sun). I started taking Acyclovier for it but that wasn't helping so the doctor switched me to Valtrex once a day and it helped but it was so expensive I had to stop taking it for a while. I found out about Lysine and have been taking that for a couple of years along with Valtrex off and on when needed. I have been taking both now for the past couple of months because I just seem to be having outbreaks atleast once a month. It is getting really unbearable and don't know what to do anymore. I absolutely hate this and it is completely interferring with my life or lack there of. I just ordered a whole bunch of other herbs and vitamins I have read about like Lysine Herbal Cream, Acidophilus Capsules, Vitamin C 500 - with Bioflavonoids, Vitamin B-Complex, and Echinacea with Zinc and Vitamin C. I am also going to have my husband stop and get Black Cherry Supplements and Lemon Balm tea to try those. I wonder if I will be taking too much but I don't know what else to do. Also I read this other webpage and people were giving ideas of what you can put on them that you would have at home so I am trying this: nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol and sore throat spray mixed together and dabbing it on every 45 minutes or so. Is there anyone who can offer help or guidance? Comfort? Anything? :confused:
    nikichuck 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Over the time the frequency of outbreaks usually diminishes, as you body produces antibodies. Having frequent outbreaks means that your immune system can't control the virus properly. Try to learn how to boost your immunity. As for medications, acyclovir is equally efficient to Valtrex for herpes virus. The main difference between two drugs is a dosing regimen. What was your acyclovir dosage, nikichuck?
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  • hello there,i have been suffering from cold sores for as long as i can remember, nasty little pesky bastards that i get on my upper lip a few times a year, in fact woke up with one this morning :( what i usually do is little or nothing, no meds no herbs, i have but two goals... get rid of the blisters, and dont get a scab. how i do this is rather elementary. i dont know about the possibility of cold sores spreading across your lips or whatever but it has never happened to me. so any way, first i wait a few hours until the blisters are easily popable, pop using a sterilized needle, and compress with a clean, dry cloth, then i swab with isopropyl alchohol, use what ever you want ie: mouthwash, peroxide, aftershave... it doesnt matter we have but one goal here: DRY THEM OUT!!! then after a day or so you will notice them trying to scab over, this is when you use a chap stick of some kind all day, every day until gone. they will heal nicely, stay virtually unnoticeable, and will not scar. the last one i got i was on day 3 using my chapstick, when a friend actually asked me if he could use some! so apperently the sore was dang near invisible. i have also heard of great success with an ice cube treatment... good luck to all!!
    dubbinz 1 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 05:10 PM
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  • Looks like you came in wearing a :( and then you left with a :D Bravo!
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • September 29, 2007
    • 00:05 AM
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