After analyzing your symptoms and performing the corresponding physical examination, your doctor will indicate the treatment to follow, which usually consists mainly of topical creams and ointments, although it may also indicate an oral antiviral medication.
If your infection is severe, antivirals may be administered intramuscularly.
Prompt treatment can help lessen the discomfort of blisters and other symptoms. However, once you have been infected, the virus will remain dormant in your body for life and can resurface at any time.
When the outbreaks are recurrent, your doctor will indicate the treatment that helps reduce their appearance, intensity, and duration.
If you have cold sores, it is important that you take the following preventive measures to avoid spreading it to another person or spreading the virus to other parts of the body:
- Perform hand hygiene on an ongoing basis.
- Refrain from kissing or having contact with other people until you have healed.
- Don’t share personal hygiene items.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.