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Cold Sore Treatment

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At Unforgettable Smiles of Westmont, 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.

Do your symptoms match those of cold sores?

  • Pain around mouth
  • Fever and sore throat
  • Swollen neck glands (lymph nodes)

Can cold sores be cured?

There is currently no known cure for HSV, but at Unforgettable Smiles we can offer treatments to help reduce your pain, treat your symptoms, and prevent future outbreaks. Treatment typically includes topical antiviral cream and ointment.

We are here to help!

With care and concern, we have helped people throughout the Westmont area deal with cold sore breakouts. Many people try to fight through the physical pain and anxiety that cold sore breakouts can cause, but we’re here to help you find relief and manage cold sore breakouts. To learn more about our services, call 630-655-0240 today.