Cold Sore Treatment
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At Family Dentistry of Short Pump of Glen Allen, we can help you find relief from your cold sore symptoms and manage future breakouts.
Cold sores are small but painful blisters that usually occur on the edges of your lips, in your mouth, or on your tongue. They can last for up to a week and are contagious, transferred by direct contact with infected skin or saliva. The herpes simplex virus (HSV) that causes cold sores can remain dormant for extended periods of time until the virus becomes active again, which can be brought on by stress, chapped lips, extreme sunlight exposure, physical exhaustion, or illness.
Symptoms of cold sores:
- Pain around mouth
- Fever and sore throat
- Swollen neck glands (lymph nodes)
Is there a cure for cold sores?
There is currently no known cure for HSV, but at Family Dentistry of Short Pump, we offer treatments that can help reduce your pain, treat your symptoms, and prevent future outbreaks. Treatment typically includes topical antiviral creams and ointments. With care and concern, we have helped people throughout the Glen Allen area deal with cold sore breakouts.
We can help!
Many people try to fight through the physical pain and anxiety that cold sore breakouts can cause. We’re here to help you find relief and manage your cold sore breakouts effectively. To learn more about our services, call 804-527-2982 today.