Cold sores are a viral infection found on the lips and face and easily passed
on by intimate contact. Early treatment with an anti-viral cream can reduce the
duration of a cold sore by half. You are more susceptible to cold sores when you’re
general level of health is reduced, so having a good work-life balance is
Early treatment reduces the severity and duration of the cold sore. Ideally,
you should treat it as the tingling stage but if you missed this just treat as
soon as possible.
If you get regular cold sores keep a cold sore cream to hand so that you
might treat the blister or tingling straight away.
Avoid contact with other parts of your body as the virus can spread
Do not have caused physical contact with others. Avoid kissing or oral
Wash your hands regularly during an attack to avoid spreading the virus.
Use a separate towel for the cold sore area.
When in the sun use sun screen because strong song can trigger cold
Cold Sores Treatments
Common treatments from the chemist could be Zovirax, Cymex,Blistex or their
own brand cold sore cream.
Cold sores should clear up within 7 to 10 days. It is advisable to look after your
general health and diet sleep patterns during this time to aid recovery and
prevent further cold sores.