Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Cold Sores

Cold Sores

Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days.

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Cold sores generally are not serious. They usually heal in several days to two weeks.


Apply vitamin E oil  Popularity: 106  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Apply hydrogen peroxide  Popularity: 90  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Apply garlic paste  Popularity: 76  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply vinegar  Popularity: 74  Effectiveness: 1.8  
Apply ice pack  Popularity: 67  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Take garlic  Popularity: 54  Effectiveness: 2.1  
Apply Lemon balm  Popularity: 52  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply aloe vera  Popularity: 51  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Apply milk compress  Popularity: 43  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply black tea bag  Popularity: 20  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply acetone nail polish remover  Popularity: 15  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Take lysine supplement  Popularity: 14  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Take licorice lozenge  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Apply tea tree oil  Popularity: 2  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply calendula  Popularity: 2  Effectiveness: 1.0  
Apply St. John's wort oil  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Apply echinacea or drink echinacea tea  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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