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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases
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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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions