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Common Causes of Cold Sores

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. It's easily passed on by having close contact with someone who has the virus, particularly if they have an open cold sore. This could be through kissing or sharing cups, utensils and towels. ...

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What causes cold sores?

Cold sores are widespread and should not be a cause of concern. The main issue they cause is looking unsightly and making you feel self-conscious. Many people will get one at some point in their lives; however, so you are not alone. Let's look at...

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How to tell the difference between cold sores and angular cheilitis

Cold sores and angular cheilitis both affect the lips and the areas around the mouth. The symptoms can be similar so let’s take a look at both conditions so you can tell the difference between the two. 

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What Is a Cold Sore? Causes, Treatments and Advice

Cold sores are very common and harmless. They appear on your lips and around the mouth like small, fluid filled blisters. Eventually these blisters burst and heal over. Having a cold sore isn’t serious but it they can look unsightly and are con...

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Cold Sore Cream - Aciclovir Cream on Prescription

Cold sores can appear at any time if the virus is present in your body. They will usually disappear on their own after ten days, but treatment such as Aciclovir cream speeds up the healing process and soothes the discomfort and irritation.

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What oral herpes treatments are available?

Oral herpes is incredibly common, and it is estimated that most people will have at least one outbreak of the virus before they reach adulthood. You should know that there is currently no cure for the virus. There is currently a vaccine in the develo...

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Treatments for cold sores on lips

While cold sores on the lips will usually clear up on their own in a few days, if you want to be rid of them sooner, there are a number of ways to speed the process along.

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Aciclovir tablets vs cream

Aciclovir is available as tablets or a cream. Milder herpes infections, such as cold sores, can be treated Aciclovir cream, but more severe infections require Aciclovir tablets.