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Coldsore Treatment

Are you having problems with cold sores? Have they been pestering you for some time now? It can be really difficult to find the right remedy or treatment to help you cope with cold sore symptoms. You need to learn what your options are,  which is why we have all the right products to help you deal with your cold sores right here on this page, including Betadine, Carmix, Compeed and many more.

What are cold sores and what causes them?

Herpes simplex virus
Common triggers
What are your treatment options?

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Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
VIRABAN COLD SORE OINTMENT 3G
VIRABAN COLD SORE OINTMENT 3G
SKU 2238187
$16.99
Viraban is useful for the treatment of cold sores.It contains aciclovir which is an anti viral
VIRASOLVE COLD SORE CREAM 5G
VIRASOLVE COLD SORE CREAM 5G
SKU 663476
$22.99
Buy For the relief of symptoms of cold sores and fever blisters. It is best to get early treatment for the infection so results can be obtained faster.
COMPEED TOTAL CARE INVISIBLE COLD SORE PATCHES 15's
COMPEED TOTAL CARE INVISIBLE COLD SORE PATCHES 15's
SKU 2283123
$25.99
Average rating:
Hide cold sores without anyone noticing with the use of COMPEED Total Care Invisible Cold Sore Patches. These are transparent patches that act like a second skin to help seal and hide cold sores to allow an optimal healing environment.
VIRATAC COLD SORE CREAM 5G
VIRATAC COLD SORE CREAM 5G
SKU 2047551
$20.99
Viratac Cold Sore Cream is an anti-viral product designed to be used when you feel the tingling, itching or burning sensation of the cold sore progression.
SANDERSON LYSINE LIP FX 60 TABLETS
SANDERSON LYSINE LIP FX 60 TABLETS
SKU 2509342
$19.99
A natural lysine supplement that has known properties to support the body's response to cold sores.
SAVEX ORIGINAL 7G TUB
SAVEX ORIGINAL 7G TUB
SKU 7317146
$5.99
Buy Savex Cold Sore Cream 7g Tube Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm online or over the phone Add to your cart.
NUTRALIFE LYSINE 1200 ONE A DAY 60 TABLETS
NUTRALIFE LYSINE 1200 ONE A DAY 60 TABLETS
SKU 2464756
$21.99
Nutralife Lysine 1200 One A Day 60 Tablets
ZOVIRAX COLD SORE PUMP 2g
ZOVIRAX COLD SORE PUMP 2g
SKU 419443
$26.99
Zovirax Cold Sore treatment contains the antiviral ingredient Aciclovir. It works to stop the virus from multiplying to prevent the development of a cold sore.
THOMPSONS LYSINE LIPCARE 60
THOMPSONS LYSINE LIPCARE 60
SKU 2221853
$19.99
Thompson's Lysine LipClear combines the potencies of lysine, vitamin C, bioflavonoids and zinc, so that it may assist individuals who frequently suffer from cold sores.
VECTAVIR COLD SORE CREAM 2GM
VECTAVIR COLD SORE CREAM 2GM
SKU 465658
$20.99
Vectavir Cold Sore Cream is an Advanced anti-viral treatment. Vectavir heals your cold sore fast even if applied after the cold sore has begun to develop.

What are cold sores and what causes them?

A simple definition of a cold sore is an inflamed blister that grows inside or near the mouth. It is usually caused by a viral infection with herpes simplex as the culprit. Cold sores are also called fever blisters.   If you have blisters in or near the mouth you may have a cold sore.  The blisters are often red, swollen and sore.  The first signs before an outbreak happens include itching or tingling sensations in the affected area. Some people may experience severe pain with cold sores and children usually drool before an outbreak.  Then in a day or two, blisters will start to appear.  These may break open and leak a clear fluid and scab over after a few days. These are expected to heal in several days but may last up to 2 weeks.

Herpes simplex virus

Herpes simplex, the virus responsible for cold sore is very contagious and so people contract it through close contact with a person with cold sore. The virus enters the body through a break in the skin around or inside the mouth. The fluid that leaks out of the cold sore is the one that carries the virus and so when a person touches that fluid, either through sharing such things as eating utensils or razors, kissing an infected person or touching the saliva of the person with a cold sore, the virus spreads. Children are particularly prone. Once you get the herpes simplex it stays in the body and remains dormant until such time as it is triggered by either a situation or a condition.

What are the common triggers?

  • According to Medicalnewstoday.com, the following triggers can activate the virus:
  • Mental stress
  • Deep sadness or upset
  • An injury to the affected area
  • Menstruation
  • Intense sunlight

What are your treatment options?

While there are no direct treatments for the herpes simplex virus, there are medications and remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms and shorten the period of infection.

Pain relievers: Since some people, especially children, may experience pain during an outbreak, taking pain relievers will help. Ibuprofen or paracetamol are some options.

Antiviral medication: Over-the-counter cold sore antiviral creams can shorten the duration of a recurrent infection. These cream preparations contain either acyclovir or penciclovir.

Supplements: Lysine is one nutrient that has shown positive results in helping to accelerate the healing process of cold sores.  

Other treatments: Some creams are helpful when the cold sores are very dry, itchy, or painful. These do not contain antivirals and may not speed up the healing process but can help alleviate irritation. Examples of these type of creams are: Blistex, Carmex and Compeed. Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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