What can you put topically on a cold sore?
Which essential oils can help treat cold sores?
- Tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties that can come in handy when you need to treat a cold sore.
- Peppermint oil.
- Anise oil.
- Oregano oil.
- Lemon balm oil.
- Thyme oil.
- Ginger oil.
- Chamomile oil.
What is the best topical prescription for cold sores?
The typical treatment for cold sores is antiviral medications. Doctors most commonly prescribe: valacyclovir (Valtrex) acyclovir (Zovirax)
What helps cold sores go away the fastest?
There are antiviral drugs that can help cold sores heal faster, including acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir and penciclovir. If you’re having frequent outbreaks or experiencing some of the serious side effects of having a cold sore, your doctor may consider prescribing antiviral medication.
Is there a prescription cream for cold sores?
Zovirax Cream is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of cold sores (Herpes Labialis) and Genital Herpes. Zovirax Cream may be used alone or with other medications. Zovirax Cream belongs to a class of drugs called Antivirals.
What kills cold sores naturally?
Will Neosporin help a cold sore?
Once it’s dry, stop the soaks and keep the area moist with a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. This helps prevent secondary bacterial infection—meaning it keeps any opportunistic bacteria from jumping into the broken skin and causing you more trouble—and aids the healing process.
Can you buy aciclovir cream over the counter?
You can buy aciclovir cold sore cream at most pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription.
Can you use Neosporin on cold sores?
Is topical acyclovir over the counter?
Acyclovir is available only with your doctor’s prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Ointment.