Lip Cold Sore Treatment
Most cold sores will heal without treatment within 2 weeks. Treatment for severe or recurrent cold sores includes the use of oral antiviral medications, such as topical ointments and oral medications. Antiviral medication must be started at the first sign of a cold sore, in order to be effective. Topical medications may help to relieve pain briefly in adults, but they should not be used in children.
Treatment for cold sores includes:
- Oral antiviral medication:
- Antiviral cream or ointment:
Lip Cold Sore Eye Infection
The treatment of cold sores around the eyes requires a prompt evaluation by a physician. Rarely, the infection can spread to the cornea of the eye causing a serious infection. Untreated infections can result in vision impairment, which may lead to blindness. Treatment includes antiviral medicines, such as vidarabine.
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