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Cold sore treatments

Cold sore treatments reduces the symptoms of a cold sore. A cold sore typically occurs around the face or nose, and a cold sore has a bright red color and small blisters. Treatment is available in the form of a gel, cream or ointment. Preventive measures such as lip balms are also available.

Cold sore creams

Cold sore creams are just one type of cold sore treatment. The cream has different ingredients that slowly heal and treat the cold sore. Many of these creams have a drying effect that absorbs any moisture in the cold sore. This helps the cold sore turn into a scab, and the scab will fall off on its own. Some of the creams work in several days, but you can also find creams that work in one day. Depending on the type of problems that you have, you might choose a canker sore treatment. One example of this is the canker sore patch, which covers your canker sore until it heals.

Preventing cold sores

A cold sore treatment relieves the symptoms of cold sores. If you want to prevent cold sores from occurring, you can keep your lips hydrated with a moisturizing lip balm. You should also avoid kissing anyone who has a cold sore, and you should not share utensils or glasses with anyone who has a cold sore. Use a medicated lip balm or another type of cold sore treatment when you notice the first sign of a cold sore. The faster you start treating the problem, the easier you can stop the cold sore in its tracks.