Do laser treatments work AFTER the start of a cold sore?

Hola, When I was working on my Masters degree, I studied in a field called ‘biophotonics’. “bio-faux-what”, you ask? In a nutshell, I used expensive lasers and even more expensive microscopes to take pictures of and study mouse brains. Now, I’m not an expert on the physics/engineering side of lasers.

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Can you treat cold sores with acid?

Hiya, Read this somewhat disturbing reply to someone asking about the best cold sore treatments to use: “Some people do use hydrochloric acid and swear by it. I personally wouldn’t.” Yikes. Look, I understand the desperation you feel when you have a big, nasty cold sore and you’d try just

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Does smoking or vaping promote cold sores?

Hi there, I came across this question about the effect smoking has on cold sores: “Since the beginning of 2020, my cold sores have been becoming more frequent. From one every three months, now to one every few weeks. I’ve been to my doctor several times and expressed my concern

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What to do when valtrex stops working

Here’s an all too common story from a cold sore sufferer for whom pharmaceutical cold sore treatments have failed miserably: “I’m on 1 gram of Valcyclovir (Valtrex) a day because I was getting cold sores so often in the beginning of this year. How can I still be getting outbreaks?

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When does a cold sore STOP being contagious?

Hi there, Here’s a good question I came across: “Am I still contagious? It’s just been a red spot slowly fading after the scab fell off about 4 days ago.” You know how unpleasant an outbreak can be. So the last thing you want to do is spread your outbreak

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How often should you get cold sores?

Hola. If you’re a cold sore sufferer, you’ve probably asked yourself a variation of the following question: “how often am I supposed to get cold sores?” Hey, it’s a legitimate question. Because if you’re new to the whole cold sore thing, you’re terrified about when your next outbreak is gonna

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Can valacyclovir DESTROY your kidneys?

Hey there, So I came across this question today about the prescription anti-viral valacyclovir: “I know the dosage for Valacyclovir is 2g twice in a day. Does anyone else get a sore back? I feel like it’s hurting my kidneys and avoid taking it for this reason” Yikes. I don’t

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How to test which cold sore treatment works best for you

Hiya, Came across this Abreva praising forum comment recently: “Seriously, Abreva works! Really, really, really it does. When I had an acute kidney infection last year, my entire mouth(inside) broke out with ulcers- I could only eat lukewarm beverages for a few days, and my lips broke out in 5

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12 Essential Oils for Cold Sores Ranked

If you’re in the market for a more natural alternative to pharmaceutical treatments, then you’ve probably come across essential oils for cold sores. Maybe you’ve been disappointed by pharmaceuticals and common over-the-counter cold sore treatments before and are looking for something that works better. Or maybe you heard your favorite

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Does Abreva work, or does it drag cold sores out?

Abreva. Probably the most marketed cold sore treatment ever. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the best selling, too. But if you feel a cold sore coming on, or are fighting a nasty outbreak right now, you don’t care about how much money GlaxoSmithKline are raking in from

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