A cold sore hurts, looks disgusting, and untreated, takes forever to heal. Yuck!
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and once contracted can lie dormant in nerve cells for years. Cold sore triggers include being run down, increased stress, menstrual cycle, overexposure to sun and even certain foods. There is no cure for a cold sore. If you’ve had one, chances are you’ll get one again.
But I have successfully treated and healed a herpes cold sore – a relatively simple process if you jump on it immediately in the earliest stages.