Cold Sore Treatment

Cold sores are small blisters on and around the lips caused by a viral infection known as herpes simplex virus that can cause uncomfortable symptoms. At Click2Pharmacy, our online clinic offers a range of medications to treat cold sores symptoms effectively.

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What are Cold Sores? 

Cold sores are small, fluid-filled blisters that usually develop on the lips or around the mouth area. They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are different from canker sores, which are ulcers that form inside the mouth.

The initial occurrence of a cold sore often brings the most intense symptoms, but after this first outbreak, the body produces antibodies. However, while some individuals may not experience another infection, others may have reoccurring episodes.

What Causes Cold Sores?

Cold sores on the face are typically caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), while the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is more commonly linked to genital sores. However, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can lead to sores either on the face or the genitals. Cold sores are contagious. Therefore, most people get the virus through kissing or close contact with someone who has the virus.

Cold Sores Symptoms 

Cold sores typically appear in stages, meaning you can often detect and treat symptoms before they worsen. The stages are as follows:

  1. Itching, burning or tingling around the lips
  2. Small fluid-filled blisters on and around the lips 
  3. Blisters become open sores
  4. Scabs will form over the sores 
  5. Scabs will fall off, and blisters should heal within 10-14 days

Cold Sore Treatment

While there’s no cure for HSV, managing cold sore outbreaks is possible. Prompt treatment with appropriate medication can help reduce symptoms’ duration and severity.

Cold Sore Creams

Over-the-counter creams for cold sores, such as Aciclovir Cream, can alleviate the initial tingling sensation and help manage the infection. Applying topical lotions or creams provides soothing moisture, helping to control the sores. Following a short consultation with one of our licenced pharmacists, once approved, you can buy these prescription creams from our online cold sore clinic.

Cold Sore Patches

Cold sore patches, such as Compeed Cold Sore Patches, act like a protective layer, offering eight hours of shield and supporting the body’s natural recovery. These patches can also lessen the sore’s contamination risks and can be purchased from our online cold sore clinic without a prescription. 

Cold Sore Tablets

Prescription medications like Aciclovir Tablets are antiviral medications used to treat cold sores by stopping the virus from multiplying in the body. You can buy these tablets from our online pharmacy following a short consultation with one of our licenced pharmacists; once approved, we’ll have your prescription sent directly to your door.

Cold Sore Treatment FAQs

If you experience frequent or severe outbreaks, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice on the best treatments.

Cold sores typically heal within 10 days, but you can take steps to expedite recovery. Using a cold compress might reduce the redness around the sore. However, it’s essential to understand that cold sores won’t vanish overnight.

To prevent cold sores, using lip balms with SPF, practising good hygiene, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and adequate sleep can help. Also, avoid sharing personal items like lip balm with someone with a cold sore. Remember, while these steps can reduce the risk, they cannot guarantee prevention due to the nature of the herpes simplex virus.

Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
Ibrahim Ahsan
Ibrahim Ahsan
Very helpful staff, never had any issues with this pharmacy, 100% recommend
Julie Beardsley
Julie Beardsley
Very professional service. Just like having your very own pharmacist. Brilliant
Mohammed Khan
Mohammed Khan
Just had private bloods taken short wait time very thorough good price nice lady would recommend.
Sarah Smithies
Sarah Smithies
It is great to have somewhere local that does blood testing. The staff are lovely, helpful and experienced. They fit me in last minute. There is never a wait and the results back within a day or two.
After refusal of doctors appointment same old same old ring back etc. I was invited at 5.25 to see doctor I drove over immediately. Everything fully explained and checked over I was leaving by 6pm with penicillin for strep throat. Had I followed my doctors receptionist I would probably have suffered longer and increased the chances of a worse infection.I Great efficient service.
Lisa Lowther
Lisa Lowther
Fantastic service went for blood done very fast very friendly fantastic customer service

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