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How long do Cold Sores Last?

How long do Cold Sores Last?

Cold sores (herpes labialis) usually go away within 1-2 weeks (some may last for up 15 days or more), but they can be treated with antiviral medica...
How Common are Cold Sores?

How Common are Cold Sores?

Cold sores are extremely common throughout the globe and according to the World Health Organization, 3.7 billion people under age 50 have the cold ...
Meet Susan Brown Thelen of Blister Balm® and Susan Brown’s Baby

Meet Susan Brown Thelen of Blister Balm® and Susan Brown’s Baby

Susan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. Susan Brown’s Baby came first. My ...
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...