5 Things You Need to Know About Stopping Cold Sores

Cold sores are painful, itchy, inflamed clusters of blisters that typically appear on the edges of the lips or around the nose. They are caused by a version of the herpes virus. Once a person has the virus, it hibernates in the body, occasionally becoming active and producing a cold sore. There is no way to cure the virus completely or to guarantee that you will never have another cold sore. However, there are ways to make cold sores heal faster and decrease the number of outbreaks you have. Some people who have frequent cold sores or repeated outbreaks of multiple cold sores opt to take an antiviral prescription medication. For those seeking other ways to manage cold sores, there are several options.

Cold sores are painful, itchy, inflamed clusters of blisters that typically appear on the edges of the lips or around the nose. They are caused by a version of the herpes virus. Once a person has the virus, it hibernates in the body, occasionally becoming active and producing a cold sore. There is no way to cure the virus completely or to guarantee that you will never have another cold sore. However, there are ways to make cold sores heal faster and decrease the number of outbreaks you have. Some people who have frequent cold sores or repeated outbreaks of multiple cold sores opt to take an antiviral prescription medication. For those seeking other ways to manage cold sores, there are several options.

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