Cold Sores

How to Get Rid of Cold Sore Scars

How to Get Rid of Cold Sore Scars

Cold sores are a fairly common, small red blister or lesion on your lip....

Cold Sores Articles

How to Decrease Swelling From a Cold Sore

How to Decrease Swelling From a Cold Sore

Ick! You woke up this morning to a burning feeling on your face and an eruption on your face. A cold sore has made an appearance near your lip and no amount of makeup is going to cover it up nicely. What's worse is that it's swelling and causing...

How to Tell a Cold Sore From a Pimple

How to Tell a Cold Sore From a Pimple

That red, sore spot on your face -- is it a pimple or a cold sore? When it is just starting, you might not know for sure whether you're getting a pimple or a cold sore because they look similar. Hang in there and it will soon become obvious what...

How to Get Rid of Cold Sores When They Start

How to Get Rid of Cold Sores When They Start

The nasty cold sores that you get around your lips -- always at the least convenient time -- are the result of HSV-1, or a strain of the herpes simplex virus. Not to be confused with HSV-2, the virus that causes genital herpes, the cold sore virus...

How to Prevent Cold Sores on the Lips

How to Prevent Cold Sores on the Lips

Cold sores pop up on your face and lips when you least expect them. The blistering sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus called HSV-1, a form of the virus not related to genital herpes. Cold sores can be a nuisance -- you might think...

How to Get Rid of Cold Sore Scars

How to Get Rid of Cold Sore Scars

Cold sores are a fairly common, small red blister or lesion on your lip. They are, according to MayoClinic.com, a fluid-filled lesion caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. They usually go away between 10 and 14 days. They can be painful, but...

How to Cover a Cold Sore

How to Cover a Cold Sore

Cold sores are fluid-filled blisters that generally appear on the lips and mouth. Rarely, cold sores may appear on other parts of the body, such as the nose or eye. The herpes simplex virus, or HSV, is responsible for cold sores. About 50 percent...

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