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Suggest treatment for cold sores on bottom lip

Hi, I have had a cold sore on the bottom lip for a week. I ran out of Zovirax so I got a generic brand of the same, but now the sore seems to be getting worse. It seems to be getting a bit festers. Should I return to original Zovirax, as that was helping before? Thanks Pat
Thu, 11 Dec 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The soreness over the bottom lip can be because of the herpetic infection or it can be a aphthous ulcer. Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physician and get it evaluated. Mean while you can take symptomatic treatment like topical anesthetic like lignocaine, and topical analgesic like choline salicylate. It is a self limiting condition, no need to take zovirax, because it will not be effective if you take this medicines 24hours after the onset of the lesions.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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Suggest treatment for cold sores on bottom lip

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. The soreness over the bottom lip can be because of the herpetic infection or it can be a aphthous ulcer. Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physician and get it evaluated. Mean while you can take symptomatic treatment like topical anesthetic like lignocaine, and topical analgesic like choline salicylate. It is a self limiting condition, no need to take zovirax, because it will not be effective if you take this medicines 24hours after the onset of the lesions. I hope my answer will help you, take care.