Please help me, I have the worst cold sore ever. Today I got blisters on my lower lip. How can I get it to go away? Any ideas?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Health
Answer by huntin_mama at 11:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
If it's spreading, getting larger call your doc and they can prescribe something to help - an anti-viral. Then they can also give you a script to take next time the an outbreak is starting to keep the sore from getting that big. Call your doc in the morning.
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:38 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by LeJane at 10:51 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by how_reb at 11:12 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Just an FYI... Peroxide won't necessarily help it heal faster... H2O2 kills leukocytes at the site, cells you need to for healing. So when you kill them off you actually slow healing. H202 slows healing, and traps gasses under the skin due to the fizzing effect... that is why they don't recommend that you clean cuts with it anymore.
Here are a few cites with some info.. Good luck. I get them too... but take an anti-viral at first sign, and then I don't get that painful blister anymore.
Answer by kansasmom1978 at 12:07 AM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by Trinity001 at 12:22 AM on Jun. 29, 2011
Side note. I have had problems with cold sores. I have disproved your statement and it is the only treatment I use. I used to get frustrated trying everything on the market and for me peroxide has worked better than anything else. I agree to this with a non viral or bacterial based sore, it is not recommended, however it does kill the bacteria or viral sores faster than Abreva or any other medicines. It dries it up faster and does work.... It also has stopped them to develop if I apply when I feel one coming on. Also make sure to sterilize any tooothbrush, travel mugs or water bottle that you use.....Clean them with detergent and a bit of bleach then rinse well.... Good Luck.
Answer by LeJane at 9:37 AM on Jun. 29, 2011
Don't touch the cold sore with your hands. If you do wash your hands and wash them often. You can spread this to other areas such as eyes and genitals. Don't kiss anyone either you will give it to them.
Answer by My3Ez at 10:06 AM on Jun. 29, 2011