cold sores


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cold sores

A flare-up of a herpes simplex infection, featuring tense, painful and crusting small blisters (vesicles) at the junction of the skin and mucous membrane of the lips and sometimes the nose.
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47% of women with cold sores say they keep lipstick with them to be prepared throughout their day, but fewer have cold sore medication on hand (32%).
The pharmacist said cold sores were most dangerous at the oozing stage but mine was already scabbing over.
Cold sore patches are also available that contain hydrocolloid gel, an effective treatment for skin wounds.
Nobody told us that Carl's cold sore posed such a risk," said McCormick.
You won't catch a cold sore from sharing a towel or flannel for example but there are certain things that are known to trigger an outbreak in sufferers.
Most conventional cold sore treatments are only effective at the tingling stage and once the blister has reared its ugly head, it can take up to 10 days for the cold sore to run its course.
Despite being so common, not everyone who carries the virus will get a cold sore.
In December 2009, GSK CH licensed exclusive rights in the US and Canada to NB-001 for the OTC treatment of cold sores.
Healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Swedish pharmaceutical company Medivir (Stockholm:MVIR-B) reported on Wednesday that they have signed an exclusive agreement for the commercialisation of cold sore treatment Xerclear (acyclovir and hydrocortisone) for non-prescription use.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-22 December 2009-Medivir to introduce cold sores drug in Sweden H1 '10(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Blister woes As if suffering from unsightly cold sores isn't enough, new research has just revealed that catching a cold sore also puts individuals at risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare offers its Anbesol oral medication for canker sores and cold sores in several different varieties.