advertisement
05 June 2006

Easing cold Sores

Cold sores are small, red or purple blisters that usually appear on the lip or corner of the mouth. They often last a week or two, form a crust, then disappear.

0
Cold sores are small, red or purple blisters that usually appear on the lip or corner of the mouth. They often last a week or two, form a crust, then disappear.

Cold sores are commonly triggered by stress, illness, exposure to the sun, or exposure to someone else who has had a cold sore, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus. If around someone who has a cold sore, avoid kissing them, touching their mouth, or sharing drinks or napkins, the Nemours Foundation advises.

Although most cold sores will go away on their own, acetaminophen or aspirin may help alleviate pain or soreness. Try not to touch or pick at the cold sore, as that could slow the healing process and cause the sore to spread. – (HealthDayNews)

Visit our Medical Centre for more information.

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More:

ManYour body
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

How loud is too loud? »

Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube

SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss

Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance.