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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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Cortisone shots, antiviral prescription and over-the-counter remedies, eye drops and cold compresses are all treatments that improve the appearance of cold sores quickly, notes Huffington Post. Using concealer or face po... More »

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Common treatments for cold sores in the mouth include taking over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen to manage pain, rinsing with a mouth rinse containing baking soda and using products like Oraj... More »

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Cold sores form on lips because of an infection by the herpes simplex virus, which gets into the body through a cut or scratch in the mouth or nearby skin, WebMD states. Contact with a cold sore or with HSV-infected flui... More »

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Cold sores usually occur on the lips, gum, cheeks, chin and inside the nostril, according to Medical News Today. The skin around them mainly appears swollen and red. They can cause a burning sensation and then burst, lea... More »

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Canker sores are small, shallow lesions that develop on the gums, tongue and other soft tissues of the mouth, according to Mayo Clinic. Canker sores are not contagious and usually go away in a week or two. They can be pa... More »

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Canker sores are painful sores that appear anywhere on inside the mouth such as the inside of the cheeks, the tongue and the soft palate. Also known as aphthous stomatitis, canker sores may appear as small ulcerations me... More »

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