The man, who managed to create a tool that would eliminate a cold on the lips for a few hours - or even a day - probably for some six months would earn a huge fortune. Cold on the lips of millions of people suffer hundreds around the world, and most of them would like to purchase a remedy for the common cold on the lips, which lechilo to it really quickly.
Unfortunately, the currently available drugs can only alleviate the symptoms of the common cold, a little speed recovery, reduce the frequency of exacerbations, but if herpes has intensified, we have a few days to go to the cold at bay
Cold on the lip - to solve the problem
That did not decorate the face. However, the use of cold medicine still stands - thanks to them cold is faster and decreases the likelihood that after the skin will remain small scars.
How to treat a cold on the lips
To ease the pain and discomfort that often appear during exacerbation of herpes, you can take non-prescription drugs such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin. On the lip can apply Vaseline or moisturizing lip balms - it's a little easier irritation and itching. In addition, it is possible to apply the antiviral cold lips.
Usually, doctors recommend the use of antiviral ointment for colds - they are a bit accelerate recovery and can prevent the deterioration. People who often suffer from exacerbations of oral herpes, it is always recommended to have such an ointment on hand and use them at the first sign of a cold.
Acyclovir cold on the lips
Ointments active substance which is acyclovir (eg Zovirax) are used for the treatment of oral herpes often. Acyclovir does not eliminate the herpes simplex virus, but it prevents its reproduction. This means that even ointment acyclovir does not cause blisters appeared on his lips disappear, it can relieve the symptoms of colds and prevent new herpes lesions. Typically, people who use this medication exacerbation is faster and causes less discomfort than those who did not apply the antiviral drugs. Although acyclovir ointment sold without a prescription, before using it should still consult a doctor. Resolution doctor's use of this drug is especially important for pregnant women, immunocompromised patients, and also for those who are taking any other medications.
It is cold medicine on the lips is usually recommended to use five times a day, ideally - once in four hours. Apply the ointment, gently patting the skin with fingertips. Rubbing it into the skin, may damage the bubbles, and this can cause not only pain, but also lead to the spread of the virus to adjacent skin areas.
It is advisable to start to use the ointment as soon as the first symptoms of herpes
Symptoms of herpes - sometimes you can not even notice
- Tingling, burning lips or small, barely visible bubbles. In such cases, cure the common cold is often possible in just 4-5 days. If the patient begins to apply the ointment when herpes has caused well-marked symptoms of treatment can take anywhere from six to eight, and sometimes up to ten days. In any case, it is recommended to use the ointment until cold disappears completely.
Touch the blisters on the lips, apply only when the ointment; in the rest of the time just make sure that they remain clean and dry.
Remember that acyclovir ointment is not intended to be applied to mucous membranes. If herpes led to the emergence of cold on the inside of the lips, see your doctor, so that he appointed you to another medication.
Acyclovir ointment may cause side effects such as tingling, burning, redness, itching and dryness, and skin. They are rare - less than one hundred patients, and typically tested shortly after a person stops using ointment. However, if the side effects of the drug causes serious discomfort, you should talk about it with your doctor.
Ointment with penciclovir cold on the lips
Penciclovir - is an antiviral drug used to treat disorders caused by herpes simplex viruses
Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
1 and 2 diabetes. Ointments containing penciclovir, used almost the same as acyclovir ointment - with the difference that they need to be applied to the affected skin every two hours while awake. Side effects of this drug may be slight tingling, burning and numbness of the skin, which applied the ointment; they occur in less than one out of ten patients.
Pills from a cold on the lips
Pills from a cold on the lips rarely used - for example, when Herpes is very severe symptoms. They can also be assigned if a cold on the lips appeared a newborn, or immunocompromised patients. Finally, they can be used for the prophylactic treatment of patients, often suffering from acute herpes. Most often in such cases used tablets acyclovir and valacyclovir. Before taking these medications be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have or have had in the past any kidney damage or allergic reactions to medications, and if you are currently taking any medications.
Acyclovir usually take 200-800 mg two to five times a day. Valaciclovir dose ranging from 500 mg to 2 g, and this drug take from one to four times per day.
The rest of these drugs are very similar. They can be taken both before and after a meal. To maximize the effect of the drug is recommended to take in about equal time intervals. During treatment, it is recommended to drink plenty of water and other fluids (excluding carbonated and alcoholic drinks) - it is necessary to maintain the normal functioning of the kidneys.
The course of treatment usually lasts acyclovir five to ten days, valacyclovir in most cases, take for seven days; preventive treatment can last much longer.
Acyclovir and valacyclovir can increase the skin's sensitivity to UV radiation, so during the course of treatment should be avoided sunbeds and use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20.
Side effects of acyclovir and valacyclovir may be:
- Nausea or vomiting. When you see these signs, try to spend a few days on a diet of simple food - cooked rice and buckwheat, fresh vegetables, lean meat, dairy products, and avoiding fatty and spicy foods, and foods with different flavors;
- Skin rash and itching. If this side effect is severe discomfort, consult a doctor;
- Headache. Ask your doctor which analgesics can be taken with antiviral drugs;
- Nausea, dizziness. If you have such side effects, it is strongly advised not to drive a car or work with potentially dangerous machinery until then, until you feel better.
Acyclovir - as it is safe?
in some cases, causing stomach pain, fever and fatigue.
Hydrocolloid plasters cold on the lips
Hydrocolloid plasters cold on the lips - is a relatively new tool for the treatment of oral herpes, which is not very well known. Plaster masks caused by herpes blisters, prevents the spread of virus to healthy skin and infecting other people, and may also speed recovery. Before you stick a patch, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. The skin of the lips should be dry and free of ointments or cosmetics, or patch may not stick.
Apply the adhesive as described in the instructions on the package. Do not remove it until he begins to lag behind the skin.
Usually cold patches do not cause side effects, but if you notice signs of strong skin irritation, immediately remove the patch, and consult a doctor.