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How to Get Rid of Cold Sores Topic Guide

Cold Sores Cold Sores: Cold sores are caused by a viral infection that attacks the skin and nervous system. Cold sores are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters on the mouth or nose. These sores come back again and again. Symptoms associated with cold sore recurrence include

Cold Sores Topic Guide - Visuals

Cold Sores Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


docosanol topical Docosanol Topical

Docosanol is an antiviral medication used to treat cold sore infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Docosanol shortens the healing time and the lengt...learn more »

penciclovir topical Penciclovir Topical

Penciclovir topical (for the skin) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat cold sores on the lips that are caused by the herpes simplex virus. This...learn more »

valacyclovir Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir is an antiviral medicine...learn more »

famciclovir Famciclovir

Famciclovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles.

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acyclovir topical Acyclovir Topical

Acyclovir topical (for the skin) is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat skin symptoms caused by the herpes virus...learn more »

acyclovir (oral) Acyclovir (oral)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the sympto...learn more »