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Cold sores, also defined as fever blisters, occur most commonly when immune systems’ strengths are diminished by fevers or colds. These fluid-filled blisters show on the face, most often near the nose, lips, and chin, and they can cause flu-like symptoms. Once you’ve been infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (which causes cold sores), the virus remains in your body and might manifest again even after initial healing.

So what can you do if you’re suffering from a cold sore or cold sores? It’s important to keep a cover on the blister since the virus is passed through contact with saliva, whether directly or indirectly, such as through sharing a cup. However, most people have been sick with the virus before they are even 10 years old. There are a few over-the-counter meds that provide relief for cold sores, and Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher may prescribe medicine to counter the sores’ effects.

If you have had a cold sore for more than ten days or have a cold sore and a weak immune system, we suggest that you contact our office asap. Reach out at (212) 579-0552 to explain your situation, and we will pencil in an appointment for you with Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher and the Professional Dental & Implant Center staff in New York, New York, immediately.