When used at the first sign of a cold sore
, identified by many as the "tingle," Abreva is said to be able to cut healing time and the duration of cold sore
symptoms in half.
, a common viral infection, are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around lips.
With that in mind, we spoke to Dr Petra Simic, clinical director at Bupa Health Clinics, to find out how to look and feel your best during cold sore
The virus that causes cold sores
is passed on by saliva - so kissing is the most common way it is spread
With that in mind, Dr Petra Simic, clinical director at Bupa Health Clinics, explained how to look your best during cold sore
I'd put cold sore
cream on the blister when it appeared and wait for it to go away.
patches are also available that contain hydrocolloid gel, an effective treatment for skin wounds.
I was pleased with how it stayed in place though and, because it's so clear, I felt less self-conscious about my cold sore
than on previous occasions.
The combination of the three technologies found in TriPLEX Formula advanced technology allows this new formulation to provide cold sore
The company notes that Zim's Advanced Cold Sore
kit includes a 2-gram tube of ointment and a 3-gram stick of lip balm to treat and address symptoms.
Most of the time the virus that causes cold sores
lies dormant in facial nerves for those who have been exposed to it, but there are prescription medications one can take at the first tingle to prevent a full cold sore
If you have any eye irritation along with a cold sore
, tell your doctor immediately, as herpes simplex can cause scarring of the cornea and blindness if it spreads to the eye.
Baby Kaiden McCormick fell ill after catching a cold sore
virus from Carl Maclaren, 24.
Quadex Labs announces Viroxyn Professional Use, a single-application cold sore
product available exclusively through health care professionals.
Most conventional cold sore
treatments are only effective at the tingling stage and once the blister has reared its ugly head, it can take up to 10 days for the cold sore
to run its course.