Is It a Pimple... Or a Cold Sore?

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You’re doing your morning routine and you notice a tender spot on your lip. A closer look shows the beginnings of a nasty looking sore, and your mind begins to race. Is it a pimple? Are my lips chapped? Or, is it a dreaded cold sore outbreak? As…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cold Sores

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The Do's and Don'ts for Cold Sore Treatment You know the signs, when you feel that tingle and know a cold sore is coming on. When you wake up in the morning, and you see a full-blown cold sore outbreak. With this handy guide, and InterceptCS™…

Cold Sores During Pregnancy

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How To Manage Cold Sores During Early Pregnancy and Beyond. If you’re pregnant, you've already got enough on your mind. The last thing you want to worry about is a cold sore outbreak. However, those with recurring cold sores can probably…

What is a Cold Sore?

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We’ve explored how to avoid cold sores, what triggers them and how you can live cold-sore free. We decided it was time to return to the fundamentals, and explain the basics of cold sores, what causes them and where they come from. Cold…

What To Expect | Cold Sore Medications

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Know What You're Taking Cold Sores affect millions of people across the country, with studies showing 80% of the population will suffer from the incurable infection. In response, there have been dozens of medications created to battle…

Know the Stages | Stop a Cold Sore

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Know the stages to stop a cold sore before it appears. During the life of a cold sore outbreak, which typically lasts around two weeks, your cold sore will go through five different stages. Each stage is unique and by taking certain precautions…

Cold Sore & Canker Sore, What's the Difference?

Cold Sores and Canker Sores - Know the Difference Canker sores and cold sores share many similarities. Both infections appear in similar areas, have likewise triggers, such as stress, cuts, hormonal changes, and can be very painful. However,…

Cold Sore Triggers

Some of the most common aspects of our lives can trigger cold sore outbreaks. Various factors influence when and how severe a cold sore can be. You can avoid your next serious outbreak by avoiding a couple key triggers that surround our daily…