Cold Sores Treatment

Cold Sores Treatment

Cold sores (fever blisters) are painful blisters that form on or near the mouth. They are contagious and can be spread through close contact, such as kissing, sharing utensils, or touching an infected area. The virus can remain dormant in the body for years before causing an outbreak. Once the virus is activated, it can take 2-12 days for a cold sore to appear. Book an appointment to get the effective cold sore treatment.

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What are the

Symptoms of Cold Sores?

Painful blisters on the lips, mouth, nose, or throat, which eventually open up and form crusts
Sore throat
Pain in the mouth
Fever, body aches, and feeling ill

Pain and blisters may return after the first outbreak without the other symptoms. They are milder and last longer.

Young man suffering from painful herpes (cold sores) on his mouth.

How are they treated?

The majority of people need treatment when they first develop a cold sore. However, if this is not the first time or you have mild symptoms, you do not necessarily need treatment. Cold sore treatment include:

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To prevent frequent or recurrent cold sores, you can take antiviral medicine daily. However, the majority of people do not require prevention treatment. If you have blisters, avoid sharing personal items with others.

Avoid acidic foods and beverages such as tomatoes, oranges, and grapefruit to avoid exacerbating and worsening symptoms.

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have a weekend immune system.
  • Experienced severe symptoms.
  • Cold sores lasting over two weeks.