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Cold Sore Treatment

Cold Sore Treatment

Cold sores can be a real pain, but with the right cold sore information, you can learn how to keep them under control!

There is no cure for the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) that causes cold sores to develop, but by having good oral hygiene and becoming educated on cold sore treatment, you can learn how to avoid cold sores and prevent them from spreading.

Cold sores, or fever blisters, are small, highly-contagious sores filled with fluid that emerge recurrently on the lips or surrounding skin. Cold sore outbreaks can be caused by stress, chapped lips, extreme sunlight exposure, physical exhaustion or illness and usually subside within 7-10 days.

Although there is no true cold sore remedy, we will prescribe meds (and can possibly use soft tissue diode laser energy) that will help the pain and discomfort to heal the cold sore at a faster rate.

Make an appointment today to learn more about how to effectively treat this common condition!