Dealing with cold sores this winter

During the winter season, we get the flu which can normally be treated and within a couple days we feel better; however what happens when a cold sore develops? Cold sores which commonly appear on the lips, chin, cheeks or nose can cause pain and usually turn into yellowish crusty sore, which makes a person feel very uncomfortable, unattractive and absolutely clueless about how they should treat it. The process to heal a cold sore can take weeks and there currently isn’t a cure, secret remedy or vaccine for cold sores! Although with great research, ways in which to treat them and stop their spread to others and speed their healing have been discovered.

Here are some tips on how to treat a cold sore and stop the spread:
Medication– although there isn’t any medication that will cure cold sores, there is medication such as Penciclovir, Acyclovir and Famciclovir which can speed up the healing time, but it’s important to start taking them as soon as the cold sore appears. Also, topical ointments like Abreva and Denavir can be effective as well. Over the counter medication like Tylenol or Motrin can be taken for the pain…
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