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Mouth sores and sides of lips from rubbing braces. What can I do?

Posted 1 May 2012 by debbie meigs 7 answers

What can I do about these mouth sores but mainly the sores that look like I have cold sores from my braces rubbing constantly against my lips and the insides of my mouth. I have tried warm salt water but that does not help the sores at the sides of my mouth.

How much valtrex can I take for my cold sores if the prescribed 2grams twice a day is not working?

Posted 25 Jan 2011 by dms11 1 answer

i got a cold sore last week and took the 2grams twice a day for one day. it turned out not being that bad... then today i woke up (4 days later) and felt that tingling feeling again in my lips so i took 2 grams of valtrex right away. but what i noticed was that my whole top lip was basically ...

If you have the herpes simplex outbreaks, what dosage of lysine do you recommend?

Posted 13 Sep 2010 by joanne65 1 answer

I am just starting to take l-lysine as a friend suggested it. i am two weeks into shingles, started getting two cold sores and a terrible sty on the one eyelid. i'm thinking i could use this tablet more than once a day on a regular basis.

Valtrex - is the generic just as effective as the name brand?

Posted 24 Apr 2013 by thank goodnesa 3 answers

I have been getting valacyclovir hcl 500mg which is a generic of valtrex, its a blue tablet with a v.5 on one side and the actavis imprint on the other. It has worked just fine, I just picked up my refill and it's a white tablet with m122. I've never taken this brand before nor have I ...

Valtrex - Will Valacyclovir work after day 2 (blisters already present)?

Posted 30 Jul 2013 by helpinmontreal 2 answers

I am in panic mode right now. Like many of you I have suffered all my life with cold sores, some outbreaks worse then others.This one I have right now is bad. 3 cold sores all at bottom lip ( I am devastated). Woke up Sunday morning, felt a tingle but wasn't sure so I let a few hours pass and ...

Bactroban - Can you put it on oral herpes(cold sores)?

Posted 22 Jul 2014 by 408310 2 answers

I kissed a boy who had an open herpes sore on his lip(I did not know at the time because it was dark outside and he kissed me on the lips real quick so I pushed him away) I'm concerned I may have oral herpes now and I wonder if I can apply a small amount of Bactroban to my lip to make the sore ...

Will mupirocin help cold sores?

Posted 15 Sep 2009 by mikeyg 3 answers

Yellow discharge after protected sex. NO odor?

Posted 26 May 2016 by Raven23 1 answer

[First and foremost I would like to openly say I do have gential herpes simplex 1, I obtained this STD through receiving oral sex from an individual who claimed to not know he got cold sores, I was diagnosed in 2014 and I haven't had an outbreak since the initial one.] Yesterday I had ...

Sitavig - Hi, does anyone know of an easier way to locate a Dr who will prescribe it? I've called?

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Nycole617 0 answers

I was wondering if anyone has advice on the best type of Dr. To go to in order to get adequate treatment for cold sores. My primary care Dr and the ENT Dr I saw were NOT helpful/ only willing to prescribe aclovaire for treatment not suppression. I've just had #6 cold sore back to back in under ...

Can I use Orajel cold sore for my tooth?

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by Joyce mck09 0 answers

Cold sore is passed scabbing just a red spot. Is oral sex safe?

Posted 10 Jan 2018 by Redguy 0 answers

My cold sore seems to be completely healed, scab is completely gone just some redness of the skin? Am I good to go with oral sex?

Extend Valtrex dosage for a cold sore?

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by JohnLuke 0 answers

I was late taking taking the regular dosage for a cold sore. I took 2 grams twice daily for 1 day taken 12 hours apart, so the cold sore came anyway. Should I take another dose? How much. Thanks.

Abreva - Does it work when the cold sore is showing up?

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by Luna19 0 answers

I had never felt the tingle and it started to appear this morning, I just purchased abreva and have applied it to the cold sore. Will it heal any faster or was it too late?

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