The treatment and management of cold sores involves medications and lifestyle changes.
Although treatment can help relieve or reduce outbreaks of cold sores, they cannot be permanently cured. Herpes simplex virus 1 will persist in the nerve tissue once it is infected. Therefore, treatment is focused on preventing cold sore outbreaks and reducing the severity of symptoms.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a