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Cold Sores
What are Cold Sores?
Cold sores appear as a cluster of small blisters usually on the lips or around the mouth, especially the corners, and occasionally inside the nose. Approximately 20-40% of people will suffer a recurrent outbreak. Cold sores are caused by Herpes simplex virus-1 infection (HSV-1).   read more
Quick Treatment & Prevention Guide
Prevention:  Treatment: New Therapies:
  Prevention Tips     Over-the-counter XERESE (acyclovir and hydrocortisone) Cream 5%/1%
  Managing Tips     Prescription
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XERESE Cream - currently the only available product that combines an antiviral (acyclovir) with an anti-inflammatory (hydrocortisone).
The Facts About Cold Sores - Cold sores, or fever blisters, are common among Canadians. Read the facts about cold sores and the virus..
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