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Cold sores on lips

I have got cold sores/herpes blisters on my lower lip. Please advise which ointment i should apply. Thankyou
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Dr. Pallavi B Bangalore | Dermatologist
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Herpes labialis-blisters on the lips, oral cavity and constitutional symptoms like fever, headache. U have to be put on oral antiviral medication. Applying a topical ointment would not be sufficient. This condition tends to be recurrent. Precipitating factors are stress, menstrual cycles, UV exposure.... If recurrent, u have to be on a suppressive antiviral dose; so Consult a dermatologist for specific treatment
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Dr. Sidaarth Khera Delhi | Dermatologist
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Acyclovir ointment 2 to 3 times daily for 5 days will heal the blisters.
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however if it is recurrent problem Pls visit a dermatologist near you for assessment. regards
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Dr. Manoj Waghmare Nagpur | Dermatologist
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Please visit a nearby dermatologist....it's always better to get examined by an expert rather than self diagnosis n treatment
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