Doin’ It With Dr. V: Cold Sores
Sometimes, the cold sore can start out as one big honker or as small bumps that merge. So, after a couple days of fuss and puss, the sore will form a scab crust. While it’s still contagious, that’s a sign that you’re healing! In no longer than two ...
The Claim: A Cold Is Contagious Only Before Symptoms Emerge
A fit of sneezing, a sore throat, stuffy congestion so miserable that seemingly no amount of tissue can help ... who has picked up the virus actually becomes contagious, and for how long. The common cold - like chickenpox, measles and many other viral ...
Fight your Cold-sores!
It will be contagious to others as long as it is visible and occasionally even ... the virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. In most cases cold sores generally clear up without treatment and do not require seeing ...
How to Keep a Cold Sore at Bay
Almost everyone gets a cold sore on their lips from time to time. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Because cold sores are very contagious and there ... even when they have no symptoms. It’s easy to mistake a cold sore for ...
How to Treat and Get Rid of Cold Sores
Cold sores around the mouth are a real issue for sufferers, because let's face it -- any type of blemish on one's face is going to cause concern. So let's talk about how to treat cold ... on cold sores -- how long are they contagious?