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 Cold Sores


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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Cold Sores?

Cold sores are inflamed blisters in or around the mouth caused by the Herpes simplex virus. They can be painful and are contagious.

What Causes Cold Sores?

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, it can be contracted from contact with someone who has the virus either by kissing, sexual contact or sharing utensils such as cutlery or towels.


How Can I Prevent Cold Sores?

Once you have a cold sore you will likely have more, but they can be easily treated with creams as well as tablets for more severe cases.


What Are The Symptoms Of Cold Sores?

Small, painful blisters in or around the mouth and lips. This differs from genital herpes which causes painful blisters around the genitals.


What Medication/Treatment Can I Use To Treat Cold Sores?

There are both medications and creams that can be used to treat cold sores. Speak to one of our e-Surgery pharmacists to find the best treatment for you.

Are There Any Side Effects To Cold Sores Treatment?

As with all medication there is a possibility of side effects. You can find a full list of possible cold sore treatment side effects in the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication or use e-Surgery’s Ask a Pharmacist service to find out more.

Do I Need A Prescription To Get Cold Sore Treatment?

Some cold sore treatment does require a prescription, at e-Surgery our UK based prescribers can provide you with a private prescription online for your cold sore treatment.

How Will My Cold Sore Treatment Be Delivered?

Your cold sore treatment will be sent from our UK based private pharmacy and sent via the Royal Mail to a delivery location of your choice in plain, discreet packaging.

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