5 Common Myths About Cold Sores

Because cold sores are so common, there’s a great deal of misinformation about them. Misinformation may be spread through word-of-mouth as well as the Internet. To help separate cold sore facts from fiction, we’ve assembled a list of common myths about cold sores: 5...

Are Cold Sores Permanent?

Are cold sores permanent? In short: no. However, the herpes virus, HSV-1, remains in your body for the remainder of your life once you’ve been infected. Between cold sore outbreaks, the HSV-1 virus remains dormant in your nerve cells until something triggers it to...

Cold Sores 101: What to do when you feel a cold sore forming

When you feel that tingle of a cold sore coming on, you know how painful and unsightly they can be. Because there is no known cure for the HSV-1 virus,1 cold sore sufferers want to do something that will minimize and alleviate the cold sore when it’s beginning to...