To treat cold sores, avoid acidic or spicy foods, apply ice to the affected area, and seek out over-the-counter remedies, such as topical creams, as advised byWebMD. Particularly stubborn or irritating cold sores may req... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases STIs

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 » Health Medications & Vitamins
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