Abreva is a commonly used topical treatment to reduce outbreak length and is available over the counter, according to WebMD. Other treatments include Zovirax, Famvir and Valtrex, which are available by prescription. More »

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Getting rid of cold sores involves taking antiviral medications such as acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir and penciclovir, according to Mayo Clinic. Fortunately, cold sores usually get better on their own after two to... More »

According to How Stuff Works, it is important never to pop a cold sore, as this causes the fluid inside to be expelled, spreading the germs causing the cold sore. Allowing a cold sore to heal on its own or with the assis... More »

Hydrogen peroxide treatment to minor cuts, scrapes and sores does work in clearing the affected area of dead skin and facilitating the body's natural healing process, according to WebMD. However, hydrogen peroxide is onl... More »

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Although Abreva does not cure herpes simplex, it can help sores heal faster and reduce discomfort and pain, explains Mayo Clinic. Abreva, a brand of topical docosanol, is used to treat viral herpes infections located on ... More »

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Bed sores or pressure sores are not treated with any type of cream, according to WebMD. Common treatments include taking pressure off of the area with a sore, keeping the area clean and eating a healthy diet high in prot... More »

Over-the-counter cold sore treatments, such as Abreva, may facilitate healing of sores around the mouth. Ice packs and cool compresses reduce pain and itching. Prescription antiviral medications acyclovir, famciclovir, p... More »

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