Cold sore care
Put ice on it! Do you experience a distinct tingling or prickling sensation in the area where a cold sore is about to emerge?
Dealing with a cold sore?
Cold sores appear as small, fluid-filled blisters that can cause a lot of discomfort. The sores commonly form on the lips, mouth, or nose and are triggered by a virus.
Do you experience cold sores?
You're not alone. It is believed that 1 in 5 Canadians are affected by cold sores, experiencing on average 2 or 3 outbreaks each year.
Doctor's resources for Cold Sores:
Herpes Labialis (Cold Sores)
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two subtypes of HSV (HSV-1 and -2). Although HSV-1 is the most common cause of cold sores, there is a significant overlap in the epidemiology of the two subtypes and approximately 10% of c