Treat cold sores - What can you do for yourself?
Treat cold sores
A cold sore is caused by the herpes virus; You have received this virus from someone else. A cold sore is highly contagious, so be careful with kissing (especially babies) if you have one. And of course you always have one at the wrong time. You cannot really treat cold sores, the virus always remains in your body. Anti-cold sores try to suppress the virus as much as possible. What you need to do is, as soon as you feel the first tickle of an upcoming cold sore, immediately start lubricating and continue to lubricate throughout the day; there are various products for sale at pharmacies. Then you have the chance to limit the damage as much as possible. Once the cold sore has come on and you want it to be visible as little as possible, you can stick a special thin cold sore patch over it. For the female readers: you can simply put lipstick on this camouflage patch. For women who have never had a cold sore and want to keep it that way: never borrow a girlfriend's lipstick and only use testers from the store on your hand.