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About Cold Sores
Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (type 1) and are characterized by small blisters on or around the lips - or occasionally around the nostrils.
The viral infection that causes cold sores stays in your body for life - some sufferers find they have recurring cold sores, while others may only have one flare-up.
While there is no cure for cold sores, your Terry White Chemists pharmacist can advise on the various treatment options that may ease the symptoms of cold sores, including antiviral creams or tablets.
Treating your cold sores as early as possible can help to relieve pain and promote healing.