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Herpes & Cold Sores

Cold Sore Medication: When to Seek Medical Advice

By Lizzie De La Cruz

What is a cold sore?

Cold sores are small blisters around the lips that are caused by the type 1 or type 2 herpes simplex virus. The blisters swell up, pop, and ooze. They can leave a scab, but when treated appropriately they do not leave lasting scarring. Those prone to cold sores can experience frequent outbreaks. While the sores don’t always look or feel nice, they are not inherently dangerous. However, during an outbreak the virus can be spread by skin-to-skin contact like kissing or oral sex. It is important to use cold sore medications to lessen the symptoms and speed recovery.

Do cold sores hurt?

Cold sores are not very painful, but they are very annoying. Prior to an outbreak you may experience a burning or tingling sensation around the mouth. Another sign signaling an outbreak are flu-like symptoms (headache, sore throat, etc.) A burst blister oozes fluid and the area is itchy and uncomfortable until the outbreak subsides. Cold sore medication can greatly reduce the unpleasant side effects and speed up healing.

When to seek medical advice for cold sores

If you are uncomfortable with the look or feel of the cold sores, you don’t have to wait to see if it gets worse before contacting a doctor. Cold sore medication works fast to help you feel and look more like yourself. The best, most reliable treatment is a prescription antiviral cold sore medication like Acyclovir and Lidocaine. You can get both through wisp and have them shipped directly to your door—no trip to the pharmacy needed. 
Always seek medical advice for cold sores if you have a weak immune system, the outbreak lasts longer than two weeks, the irritation spreads beyond the mouth (for example, your eyes itch and water) or you are experiencing frequent outbreaks. In these cases, you require prescription cold sore medication to quickly tackle the issue and bring faster relief – and to prevent further damage to your health.

Embarrassed about your cold sores?

Hey, we get it! While cold sores are nothing to be embarrassed about, many people have the wrong perception that only those who are dirty or “part of the wrong crowd” get cold sores. The reality is that the virus that causes cold sores is just that—a virus. Anyone can get it and anyone does get it—it’s one of the most common infections around
While wisp works hard to normalize cold sores, we also provide a fast, easy and discreet way to get the cold sore medication you need. Here at wisp, we are about empowering you to take full charge of your sexual health, on your own terms. This means being affordable, providing discreet delivery to your door or your nearest pharmacy and connecting you with doctors virtually so you don’t have to go to a clinic. We provide our care with a great deal of understanding and empathy. We see people, not “just patients,” and are here to help with cold sore medication, advice and real solutions.
Contact wisp when you need cold sore medication. It doesn’t matter if it is your first or hundredth outbreak. We are happy to consult with you virtually and quickly get you the cold sore medication you need.

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