Cold Sores

Cold Sore Treatments

Cold sores can make people feel uncomfortable, insecure, and embarrassed. We specialize in helping to treat cold sores quickly, effectively and painlessly. Our goal is always to make patients feel better about their appearance and more self-assured. Forming as fever blisters generally around the mouth, cold sores can be rather painful as well. It’s so important to consult with a dermatologist especially if you have a history of cold sores.

How to Prevent Cold Sores from Spreading

First and foremost, you want to make sure not to touch the affected area. As cold sores are a type of virus, they are highly contagious. Washing your hands thoroughly and thus helping to prevent the virus from spreading to other areas on your body, will go a long way toward isolating the cold sore outbreak.

What Types of Cold Sore Treatments Are There?

Because every person has a different frequency and severity of cold sore outbreaks, the types of treatment do range. Stemming from the herpes simplex virus—either HSV-1 or HSV-2—cold sores can unfortunately flare up at the most inopportune times. We have a variety of ways to treat such outbreaks, both topically and orally. One of our board-certified dermatology providers will review your case and determine the best course of action for treating your cold sores.

Seeking Same Day Cold Sore Treatment

You don’t have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of a cold sore. We can get you in the same day! Call to schedule your appointment and one of our dermatologists or licensed PAs will consult with you and prescribe treatment. Let us help you get rid of your cold sores quickly and effectively.