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How do kids get Cold Sores?

How do kids get Cold Sores?

It’s common for toddlers and children to get cold sores by kissing or touching a person with open cold sores, or by sharing eating utensils, towel...
A woman squeezing her upper lip trying to pop a cold sore.

Can you Squeeze and Pop a Cold Sore?

Technically you can pop a cold sore, but it’s best to avoid touching cold sores as they go through their life cycle. It’s important to remember co...
How to Stop a Cold Sore in the Early Stages

How to Stop a Cold Sore in the Early Stages

Most people who experience cold sores report that they can feel one coming before it appears. The key to stopping a cold sore early is to treat it ...
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The Best Home, Over-the-counter & Prescription Cold Sore Remedies!

Approximately 50 percent of the adult population in the United States has oral herpes, typically caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Ora...
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Why Consumers Love Our “Natural Products”

The growth and acceptance of natural products has never been stronger, and the natural skin/lip care category of the over the counter (OTC) market ...
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Research Bridges Cold Sore Virus and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of people around the world, but what ultimately causes the debilitating dementia remains unknown. One controve...
What Causes Winter Cold Sores and Are They Common?

What Causes Winter Cold Sores and Are They Common?

Cold weather is common from November through March and cold sores do seem to be linked to the temperatures outdoors. The term, winter cold sore has...
Does smoking Cigarettes or Vaping E-Cigs cause Cold Sores?

Does smoking Cigarettes or Vaping E-Cigs cause Cold Sores?

Smoking or vaping is a personal choice that has the potential to make cold sores worse or increase the number of outbreaks. The overall health risk...
How To Hide/Conceal A Cold Sore

How To Hide/Conceal A Cold Sore

You can hide your cold sore using lipstick or concealer except when you have an open cold sore because it may become infected. It’s best to wait fo...
Summer Cold Sore? Learn why sunlight can cause an outbreak!

Summer Cold Sore? Learn why sunlight can cause an outbreak!

Cold sores are most common in the winter, so how could summer cause the cold sore virus to become active? Similar to cold weather, sunlight is a pr...
What Foods Can Cause Cold Sores?

What Foods Can Cause Cold Sores?

Avoiding certain foods may help prevent cold sores and/or minimize the duration of an outbreak. Arginine rich, acidic and processed foods can activ...
In Vitro Evaluation of n-docosanol and Floraesters K-100 Cytotoxicity and Antiviral Activity Vs. Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1

In Vitro Evaluation of n-docosanol and Floraesters K-100 Cytotoxicity and Antiviral Activity Vs. Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1

(Summary of tests conducted by ViroMed Laboratories, Inc. 2540 Executive Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120 and monitored by Technikos Research Associates)...