Double-Blind Study

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In 1998-99, Professor Loic Vaillant of the Department of Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine in Tours, together with Dr. Deheuvels and eight independent physicians, undertook a double-blind clinical trial, producing a report entitled “Study…

Using Makeup to Hide a Cold Sore

You’ve got a big event coming up in a few days, but yesterday you felt that oh-so familiar tingle. Now your face is battling a full-blown cold sore, and you’ve got nowhere to hide. So here’s your guide to covering up that cold sore so…

What is Cold Sore Prevention?

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The Closest We've Been to a Cold Sore Cure The situation is all too familiar – it’s a Friday night, you’re getting ready to call it a night, and you feel that familiar tingling on your lip. That’s when the panic sets in, that “Oh…

Reducing Stress, Reducing Cold Sores

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Get Rid of Cold Sores With Stress Reduction Stress is a proven and a sure path to a cold sore outbreak. Stress hinders many aspects of the body, one of them being the immune system. As discussed in previous articles, stress reduces the body’s…

Cold Sores & Your Eyes

Over our various blog articles, we have discussed how cold sores affect parts of the body other than the lips. While the HSV-1 and HSV-2 virus strains are the most common, there’s also the Herpes Zoster or HZV, Cytomegalovirus or CMV, and…

How to Make a Cold Sore Heal Faster

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Cold sore are ruthless in during outbreaks; painful, long-lasting and unsightly, anyone who suffers from recurring cold sore outbreaks knows the struggle. Often we look for ways to shorten the duration of a cold sore outbreak however we can…

Cold Sores and Women

A Women's Guide to Managing & Preventing Cold Sores. Are you a victim of recurring cold sores? Or does your partner have a not-so hidden mark above their lips? For whatever reason you need, cold sores can be big trouble if not handled…

Cold Sore Prevention Diet

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There’s been many studies done on the link between diet and cold sore outbreaks. Much like other parts of the body, your diet can affect how your body functions and performs tasks. By giving your body the best possible food, rich in vitamins…

7 Cold Sore Home Remedies

Cold sores have been around for a long time, and many sources claim to know the answer for quick and easy at home treatment. From certain foods, herbs, supplements and chemicals, there’s a lot of information about non-medical treatment options…

How to Protect Your Lips

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One of the main causes of a cold sore can be cracked or dry lips. When lips are dry, they can easy split, especially around the corners of your mouth. This is a perfect opportunity for a cold sore to appear, so keeping your lips in the best…