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What are some cures for cold sores?

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There is not a cure for cold sores, but the symptoms of cold sores can be treated, notes WebMD. Cold sore treatments include topical remedies such as Abreva and antiviral oral medications such as Zovirax, Valtrex or Famvir.

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To help with the pain, patients can also avoid spicy foods and acidic foods. Placing an ice pack on the cheek can also help alleviate pain. Cold sores are spread through the HSV virus. They are contagious and will easily spread through kissing, sharing food utensils, sharing towels or sharing razors. If a person has a weak immune system or has another skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema, he is at an increased risk for contracting the HSV virus, according to Dr. Andrew Weil.

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