02/04/2010  |  
The Latest Treatments for Cold Sores

People who suffer from cold sores know how frustrating this irritating viral infection can be. Herpes Labialis, the medical term for a cold sore or fever blister, is caused by the virus Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1. While this virus is similar to HSV II, the type that causes genital infections, HSV type 1 occurs around the mouth or lips. And although there is no cure, potent yet safe antiviral drugs can be used as suppressive therapy for stopping or at a minimum, reducing your outbreaks.

Learn more about your treatment options in this consultative article Cold Sores.


Add a Comment

We welcome thoughtful comments from readers.