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Cold SoresCold 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 fever, colds, the flu, stress, ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure, immune system changes, hormonal changes like menstruation, and skin trauma.
Oral Herpes (Herpes Simplex) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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 (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 »
Famciclovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles.learn more »
Acyclovir topical (for the skin) is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat skin symptoms caused by the herpes virus...learn more »