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5 tips to help you fight cold sores

5 Tips to fight back

There are things you can do to help fight cold sores. Here are 5 treatment tips:

Treatment tips
day 1Keep treatment on hand. If you’re travelling, or going to be out all day, keep your cold sore treatment with you so it’s there when you need it.
day 2Do your homework. Pay attention to what triggers your outbreaks. Try to avoid them as much as you can.
day 3Treat at the first tingle. The best way to help a cold sore from getting worse (ulcerating) is to treat it the moment you feel it coming on.
day 4Use your treatment as prescribed. Always use your treatment just as your doctor tells you. This includes at what time(s), how much, and how often.
day 5Stop the spread! Try not to touch your cold sore, and if you do, wash your hands with soap and water. Your cold sore is contagious during its whole cycle. So, avoid close contact with others and sharing food and utensils – this can spread the virus.

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