Cold Sores

What is it?

Cold sores are blisters that form on or around the lips and mouth. They are a form of herpes simplex virus (HSV). If you have ever had cold sores it is common for them to flare up from time to time over the course of your life as the virus stays in the body after the blisters clear.

How do we treat it?

Common treatments include forms of antiviral medication. Upon diagnosis, your provider will prescribe either oral medication or topical medication to be applied to the affected area.

What can I expect from my appointment?

Our team of dermatologic experts will carefully examine the affected area and answer any questions that you may have. During our examination we will ask you questions about your health, symptoms and medications in order to provide you the most effective treatment plan.