Pain Relievers Contributions by ColleenO

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Possible side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
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Pain relievers are taken as-needed basis. The dose depends on the amount of pain you are having. For severe pain and inflammation, ibuprofen is available in higher doses by prescription. Ibuprofen should be taken with food or a full glass of water.

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Pain relievers can offer relief of the pain that may accompany and outbreak of cold sores.

Common names include:

  • Acetaminophen (Aceta, Apacet, Feverall, Panadol, Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Dolgesic, Genpril, Ibuprin, Motrin, Nuprin, Rufen)
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Pain relievers help with cold sores by relieving the pain that accompanies an outbreak.

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