Cold sores are a bothersome infection caused by herpes simplex. Herpes simplex is a virus that affects the mucous membranes and causes redness and blistering. The first symptoms of oral herpes are mild stinging, a sensation of warmth and reddening of the area.
Cold sores, like most viral infections, tend to be recurring, meaning that they often come back, which is why it is important to treat them with specific products.
The main causes of oral herpes are:
Oral herpes may appear whenever the defenses of our immune system are weakened.
Due to their viral and recurrent nature it is important that cold sores be treated with specific products. Transparent gels that heal, moisturize and protect the injured area, already after the initial application, can be found in the pharmacy. This will reduce the redness and pain and speed up the time needed to heal the lips.