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Help with Cold Sores in Throat

Hi Everyone,

I was extremely stressed out over an extended period of time and started having numerous herpes outbreaks of the throat. I do not feel as stressed anymore; however, I haven't been able to stop the outbreaks, which are continuous. Psychologically and physically, this has taken a great toll on me. I am tired of prescription anti-virals (and the outbreaks!) and have tried lemon balm, echinachea, vitamins, etc. I've been doing a bit of research lately to determine which homeopathic remedy would be best for treating cold sores of the throat. I have found a number of cold sore remedies for the mouth and other parts of the body, (graphite, alnus rubra, rhus. tox., etc.) but nothing that specifically mentions cold sores of the throat. Can anyone help? Which remedy should I try?

Thanks so much.
 
  anna12 on 2010-06-23
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please read this article, put your answer in ABCD

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Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Thank you, Dr. Rakesh Km Lko for your prompt response. I've read the article and here are my answers...

Kind of Eruption:
B - but hard to tell because it's in my throat. Usually, 1 red round or oval sore at a time until it dries out and turns white. However, because I start taking antivirals at onset, the sores basically seem to freeze at whatever stage they are in until a new sore erupts. At this point, the new sore starts to grow as the old sore reabsorbs into my throat. Then I start taking antivirals again, and the entire process repeats itself. So even if I am not having an active outbreak, there is still a nonactive sore in my throat.

Where Located:
No option for throat. I suppose mouth- I - or gums - L - would be closest. The sores always occur on the left side of my throat including one sore that started to form on the left side of my uvula.

Other symptoms/problems:
Q
R
S
T
V
W - I can't touch it because it's in my throat, but hurts when I swallow as outbreak progresses. Throat also feels tight at times.
Y - because of S
Z - sometimes; probably when I am feeling frustrated and hopeless as to stopping the outbreaks

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.
 
anna12 last decade
Also, sometimes U, but unsure if that is due to the outbreaks themselves and/or to the antivirals.
 
anna12 last decade
Thank you too.

I would be of great pleasure if we would able to stop your breakthrough.

I am studying your case and will trace out 5 most indicated medicine for you.

Then put some question further to decide with which we have to start first.

You should try all five these medicine before you leave responding for best result.

For now, you should revisit after 10 hour to see my reply until that I would not be able to reply.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Please tell your gender and age too.

It is most important, i am waiting
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
30, female.
 
anna12 last decade
Anna please describe your sleep pattern since you got these cold sores.

Your throat symptoms i.e. it usually remains dry or moist.

What things you like to eat and drink and what you do not like at all.

At which time of day you feel best and at which worst.

Your weight and height.

Lastly, how will you get medicines as you live in USA.

You have to Purchase Rhus Tox 30C and Sepia 30C first
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Hello Doctor,

My sleep pattern has been unusual for many months now. I tend to stay up until the very early morning hours - until 4 or 5am - and then sleep until the afternoon. I feel best during the evening and nighttime hours. I feel worst when I wake up in the morning (or afternoon, in my case), but if I have gotten enough sleep, I am okay.

My throat is sometimes dry when I wake up in the morning even sometimes when I use a humidifier. After a few sips of water, I am fine.

I like eating and drinking very healthy things except that I have a sweet tooth. I have been taking Lysine and try to stay away from chocolate, nuts, etc. I do not like spicy foods.

I am 5'3...about 110-115 pounds.

I can purchase the medicines at store nearby. I have actually seen Rhus Tox and Sepia at this store.
 
anna12 last decade
You should purchase both i.e. Sepia 30C and Rhus Tox 30C and take 2-3 pills/drops of Sepia 30C only one dose and report after two days of taking.

You have to take this more frequently, but for now we are judging your reaction to this.

What decision you had made about taking antiviral medicines. I think you should continue also for at least a while.

If your general symptoms improve i.e. unrefreshed sleep, malaise, feverish feeling improves with Sepia then we can stop this.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
I have only a few pills left of this course of anti-viral, so I will finish the course. I will also purchase the Rhus. Tox. and Sepia to be ready for the next outbreak.

So just to be clear, I should first only take the Sepia, but not the Rhus. Tox. yet, correct? And I will also take the antiviral with the Sepia.
 
anna12 last decade
Yes,

Anti-viral because sometimes virus can cause encephalitis so be careful if you have headache mainly temporal headache and confusion though it is not common.

At this time you have to take only Sepia
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Thank you! Will try it and let you know.
 
anna12 last decade
Do not expect magic. We may have to go long walk.

Do not eat nuts and chocolates as these can bring new outbreaks.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Ok, thank you.
 
anna12 last decade
Update needed
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Just finished my course of antivirals a few days ago. Ok so far. I tend to get new outbreaks around ovulation, so we'll see what happens. With any luck, maybe I won't have any outbreaks at least during the summer? I didn't have any last summer.
 
anna12 last decade
Do you take Sepia as instructed?

If yes do you notice any changes good or worse which seems to be caused by sepia
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
I thought I was supposed to wait until the next outbreak to start taking Sepia? If not, I can start taking it tomorrow and let you know.
 
anna12 last decade
Hello Doctor,

I took Sepia for the first time today and do not notice any difference. I will take it again tomorrow and update you. Thank you.
 
anna12 last decade
Hi Doctor, I took Sepia again today and do not notice any difference. Is this good or bad? Should I continue to take it?
 
anna12 last decade
I took Sepia for a third day, and again, no difference.
 
anna12 last decade
Hi Doctor, I don't know if you're getting my recent posts. I'm starting to have another outbreak unfortunately. I have started taking the Rhus. Tox.
 
anna12 last decade
Sorry, I was unable to respond you because I was out of station.

What is your current condition.

Can you associate this outbreak in anyway to Sepia.

Or anything particular do you have seen in this outbreak.

Sepia was given mainly based on sleeping symptoms what about your sleeping symptom while on sepia.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
I don't think that this outbreak is associated to Sepia. I am ovulating, which is usually when my outbreaks begin.

Sleeping is the same, but I have always been that way.

This outbreak is the same as all of the rest. I start with a little bit of tingling in my throat, then the sores start to grow. Hopefully, the Rhus. Tox. will help.
 
anna12 last decade
So...it's been a while.

The Rhus. Tox. seemed to help, but just for a bit. I have been continuing to use the antiviral. I've also tried lemon balm with any luck. I don't understand how I went about 7 years without an outbreak and now it is continuous. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know.
 
anna12 9 years ago

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