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 »

Salt helps heal cold sores by acting as an antiseptic and drying out the sores, according to New Health Guide. Both sea salt and table salt can be used on cold sores to achieve this effect. 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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Cold sores last for as few as 2.5 days if treated with Abreva when the cold sores first appear, according to the Abreva website. The site reports the median healing time for cold sores treated with Abreva as 4.1 days and... More »

According to WebMD, treatment for shingles commonly involves the use of antiviral medications, such as valacyclovir, famciclovir and acyclovir, to reduce the duration of the outbreak; over-the-counter medications, such a... More »

The treatment for eye blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus includes the administration of antiviral drugs such as acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir, according to WebMD. Conditions such as eye blisters caused... More »

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