Cold Sore Treatment, Causes, and Symptoms
What are cold sores?
Cold sores (sometimes called fever blisters), are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days. They usually heal in about two weeks, but symptoms can sometimes persist longer.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both virus types can cause sores around the mouth (herpes labialis) and on the genitals (genital herpes).
The herpes simplex virus usually enters the body through a break in the skin around or inside the mouth. It is usually spread when a person touches a cold sore or touches infected fluid—such as from sharing eating utensils or razors, kissing an infected person, or touching that person’s saliva. A parent who has a cold sore often spreads the infection to his or her child in this way. Cold sores can also be spread to other areas of the body.
THE SYMPTOMS OF COLD SORES
The first symptoms of cold sores may include pain around your mouth and on your lips, a fever, a sore throat, or swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body. Small children sometimes drool before cold sores appear. For some people, cold sores can be very painful.
TREATMENT FOR COLD SORES
There are several treatment options available to soothe the symptoms of cold sores. Antiviral creams and lip balm can help, as may homeopathic remedies. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe medicine. Boosting your immune system can often help you fight off the virus causing the cold sore. When applying a topical cold sore ointment around the lip area, take special care to not get it in your mouth.
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