Herpes/Cold Sore

Cold sores are often caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. Most commonly they are found around the mouth near the lips or nose.

Common symptoms can include:

  • Burning pain
  • Development of a blister or ulceration that can look red and crusty
  • Sore lips
  • And more

Treatment of Cold Sores

Cold sores can often be treated with an anti-viral medication-sometimes a simple topical medication is good enough and other times you may need to take pills. It also helps to take an anti-inflammatory if the pain is really bothering you. Using our image upload feature will help us better evaluate your concern. In some instances, we may need to discuss more information and this can be done through a video telemedicine visit. During your evaluation, we will assess the most appropriate level of care for you and provide you with the information and treatment you need to start feeling better.