You likely know what it feels like – the tingling, the itching, the burning before it starts. These are the early warning signs of a cold sore. Next, small blisters appear, usually around the mouth. Eventually, they break open (and can be very painful) before crusting over. A cold sore usually lasts about 1 to 2 weeks.
The best time to begin treatment with Xerese is when you feel the early warning signs.
What other symptoms should you know about?
When you have a cold sore, you can also have other symptoms, like pain and swelling at the site of the cold sore. If it’s your first outbreak, you can have “flu-like” symptoms, including fever, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes.
“I feel a cold sore coming on.”
Trust your gut. And treat it right away, such as with Xerese cream. Treating a cold sore early is proven to make it less likely to become worse (ulcerate).
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