Cold sores are inflamed blisters in or around the mouth caused by the Herpes simplex virus. They can be painful and are contagious.
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.
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.
Small, painful blisters in or around the mouth and lips. This differs from genital herpes which causes painful blisters around the genitals.
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.
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.
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.
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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