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How do you prevent cold sores?

It seems like I get one every other week. I'm tired of replacing my toothbrushes!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • A lady I worked with used to get medicine, a perscription, for preventing cold sores because she repeatedly had them.
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 3:52 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • you can only treat them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Try to avoid stress, I find that I break out with one when I'm stressed. Also I've found Abreva really does help shorten the duration and keeps it from getting too big if I start using it as soon as I get the itchy tingly feeling. And of course good general health - eating properly, exercising, etc. helps.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 5:01 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Valtrex, ask the dr for a prescription.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:09 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

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