Cold Sores / Home Remedies

Essential Oils for Cold Sores

Essential Oils for Cold Sores As essential oils continue to grow in popularity, many people are turning toward these natural remedies for ailments such as cold sores. While antiviral medication is very effective at eliminating cold sores, many studies show compounds in certain essential oils may help treat discomfort. Read on to learn what kind […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold Sores

Cold Sore Patches

What Is A Cold Sore Patch? A cold sore patch is a kind of a virus shield that goes over your cold sore caused by the HSV-1 Virus. It helps reduce the risk of contamination and covers the sore to promote faster healing and avoid the embarrassment of having a cold sore. The cold sore […]

Christina Wedberg
Acne / Cold Sores

Cold Sore or Pimple? How to Spot the Difference

If you notice that you have a small bump growing on or near your mouth, you might be tempted to pick at it and try to get rid of it. But before you try to pop it, it would be a good idea to first find out what type of skin condition it is. Learning […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold Sores

How Long Are Cold Sores Contagious?

PlushCare takes content accuracy seriously so that we can be your trusted source of medical information. Most articles are reviewed by M.D.s, Ph.D.s, NPs, or NDs. Click here to meet the healthcare professionals behind the blog. What Is A Cold Sore? Cold sores are caused by a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) that […]

Margaret A Spera, NP, APRN
Cold Sores / Home Remedies

Essential Oils for Cold Sores

What Is A Cold Sore? Although those blisters on your mouth are called cold sores, they aren’t really caused by a cold. They’re actually caused by a virus from an infection with a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Cold sores are also called fever blisters and they are very common. They look like fluid-filled blisters that […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold Sores

What Causes Cold Sores?

Cold sores are painful and embarrassing. When you’re suffering from an outbreak, it’s easy to believe you’re the only person suffering, but the truth is that lots of people deal with cold sores. What causes cold sores, anyway? How do you treat them? Can they be prevented? Let’s talk about it. What causes cold sores? […]

Jennifer Nelson
Cold Sores / Herpes

How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores Fast

How to Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast Cold sores can be an incredibly frustrating symptom to deal with. Even though about two thirds of adults are estimated to be infected with the Herpes Simplex 1 Virus HSV-1, nobody wants to walk around with an announcement of their herpes status on their face. So, what’s […]

Dr. Sarah Dash