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Does smoking Cigarettes or Vaping E-Cigs cause Cold Sores?

Does smoking Cigarettes or Vaping E-Cigs cause Cold Sores?

Smoking or vaping is a personal choice that has the potential to make cold sores worse or increase the number of outbreaks. The overall health risk...
How To Hide/Conceal A Cold Sore

How To Hide/Conceal A Cold Sore

You can hide your cold sore using lipstick or concealer except when you have an open cold sore because it may become infected. It’s best to wait fo...
Summer Cold Sore? Learn why sunlight can cause an outbreak!

Summer Cold Sore? Learn why sunlight can cause an outbreak!

Cold sores are most common in the winter, so how could summer cause the cold sore virus to become active? Similar to cold weather, sunlight is a pr...
What Foods Can Cause Cold Sores?

What Foods Can Cause Cold Sores?

Avoiding certain foods may help prevent cold sores and/or minimize the duration of an outbreak. Arginine rich, acidic and processed foods can activ...
In Vitro Evaluation of n-docosanol and Floraesters K-100 Cytotoxicity and Antiviral Activity Vs. Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1

In Vitro Evaluation of n-docosanol and Floraesters K-100 Cytotoxicity and Antiviral Activity Vs. Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1

(Summary of tests conducted by ViroMed Laboratories, Inc. 2540 Executive Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120 and monitored by Technikos Research Associates)...
Blister Balm® on Display at ECRM Event

Blister Balm® on Display at ECRM Event

Nary a day goes by — especially in the cold winter months from December to March — that the media is not talking about the cold and flu season. Thi...
Cold Sore and Fever Blister Triggers

What Triggers A Cold Sore?

To understand what triggers a cold sore or fever blister you must understand what a cold sore is and how cold sores spread. The herpes virus can li...
Spreading Cold Sores: How contagious are they? What prevents spreading?

Spreading Cold Sores: How contagious are they? What prevents spreading?

How To Prevent Spreading Cold Sores If you think about cold sores, words that pop into your head probably include "unsightly," "painful," and "con...
Cold Sores: What are they? What causes them?

Cold Sores: What are they? What causes them?

Learn about the causes and symptoms of cold sores, also known as fever blisters or oral herpes.