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…

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…

Cold Sores & Eczema | The Hidden Danger

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If you suffer from eczema, you know that there’s a long list of things or environments that can make it worse. One particular trigger that can make eczema even worse, or even deadly, is the cold sore virus. Eczema Herpeticum If a person…

Your Liver & Cold Sores

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Most people wouldn't associate cold sore outbreaks with liver health. But the way your liver operates could point to why you’re having constant, recurring outbreaks of cold sores. Healthy living is a critical step in eliminating outbreaks…

What Causes Cold Sores?

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What Are Cold Sore Causes? Essentially, cold sores are a strain of the herpes simplex virus, HSV-1. Surprisingly, estimates are that over 80% of the population in North America carries the herpes virus, though inactive. Many factors determine…

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…

L-Lysine Cold Sore Home Remedy Case Study

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While it’s know that L-Lysine has been used as a home remedy for cold sores, little is known about just how effective it is. During a randomized, double-blind study using 7 participants, 6 showed that could be effective at decreasing the frequency…