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Here’s What Doctors Say Helps Heal Cold Sores Quickly

Admittedly, cold sores aren’t the sexiest topic of conversation. But with up to two-thirds of the adult population under the age of 50 experiencing them, it’s time to talk about it. In addition to being common, cold sores are also a nuisance because they’re often painful, tender, and take a while to go away.

How Do I Get Rid of Cold Sores?

You can either get a prescription from your dermatologists or buy an over-the-counter option, like Abreva ($23,, which can help shorten the healing time and ease your symptoms, says Dr. Jeriel Weitz, a board-certified dermatologist of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.

But to shorten the life span of a cold sore, Dr. Weitz says you need to start treating it before the blisters even show up. “In many cases, patients report burning, tingling, or pain before the onset of skin lesions — this is when treatment should start,” she says.



Source : InStyle – Here’s What Doctors Say Helps Heal Cold Sores Quickly Edited By, Genesis Rivas

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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