It is best to treat fever blisters in their early stages. There are many cold sore medications available for treating a potential break out. Some are taken orally while some are used topically. By a treating fever blister immediately after you feel the itching, burning or tingling sensation, you can reduce the healing time of a sore.
In order to treat the cold sore infection caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1), the FDA has approved many medications. Aside from the FDA approved medications, there are also some over-the-counter medications that work well for many people. The use of these medications effectively reduces the pain, decrease the time to heal, reduces the number of lesion that develop and reduces the mount of viral shedding. If you are suffering from fever blisters it is best to first combat HSV with oral medications in conjunction with topical medications. Not every medication will work the same way for all people. It is in your best interested to test as many as many medications as you can to see which ones help you fight off a cold sore on a consistent basis.
In order to get rid of fever blister recurrences you can try Denavir. It is a FDA-approved cold mouth sore medication. It effectively shortens the healing time as well as reduces the symptoms of a sore in as little as two days. The frequent use of Zovirax cream can reduce the symptoms of fever blisters within as little as half a day. In order to reduce the symptoms further, a low dose of Acyclovir can be taken; however, to reduce the pain a higher dose of acyclovir is required.
You can easily get rid of cold sore symptoms within as little as two days by taking another FDA-approved medication known as Famcyclovir. The key to success in curing cold mouth sores is starting treatment immediately as you feel the cold sore symptoms. For many people the cold sore medication is a single dose of Valacyclovir. People who have suffered from sores more than 6 times should opt for a daily dosage of Acyclovir, Famcyclovir, or Valacyclovir.