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 »

Quick treatments for cold sores include acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir and penciclovir, according to Mayo Clinic. Fortunately, cold sores usually clear up without treatment in two to four weeks. These anti-viral me... More »

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The fastest way to get rid of a cold sore without seeking medical attention is to apply Abreva to it numerous times a day, according to WebMD. Abreva is a medicine that helps speed the healing of cold sores and lessens t... 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 »

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 »