Cold sores: How to Treat
Cold sores seem to appear at the worst possible time, but there are things you can do to feel better. You can actually relieve symptoms at home. Seeing a dermatologist can be helpful, too. Medicine can reduce how long a cold sore lingers. If you get cold sores frequently, medicine may prevent flare-ups.
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What Dermatologists Tell their Patients
If you get cold sores, chances are you picked up the virus when you were a kid. You may have gotten the virus from an adult who kissed you or shared a spoon or fork with you.
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