Although there is no cure for cold sores, Mister Private can help you treat and manage them.
Certain strains of herpes, typically simplex virus type 1, cause cold sores. You can get herpes from any contact with a person who has a sore—so be careful when kissing, sharing food or using the same towel. The herpes virus will sometimes be inactive, meaning you wont have any cold sores; however, an outbreak can occur at any time, mainly when youre stressed or exposed to the sun.
If you have a cold sore, avoid touching the area and keep it moist and clean. Wear lip-balm to protect the area from exposure. Pain relievers can ease the pain and reduce inflammation. You can also use an ointment like Abreva or Anbesol to shorten the cold sore's lifespan. Other ointments don't reduce the duration of the breakout; they just relieve the pain associated with cold sores. Avoid eating spicy and acidic foods, and avoid kissing or giving oral sex. Although there is no cure for cold sores, Mister Private can help you treat and manage them.