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How do I manage my oral herpes on a daily basis?

Oral herpes, or cold sores, should go away on its own in about one to two weeks. However, over-the-counter ointments such as lidocaine or benzocaine or pain relievers such as aspirin can help you manage your symptoms during this time. Icing the area can help to relieve any irritation, too.

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