Category Archives: Cold Sores

Is it really possible to prevent an embarrassing cold sore?

Many cold sore sufferers will be pleased to know they can indeed prevent a cold sore from surfacing. However, it’s important to take an antiviral medication or apply a good remedy when the early warning ‘tingle’ symptom occurs. Once a … Continue reading

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A pox upon you! How you, and Rihanna, feel with a cold sore

Well, a cold sore isn’t really a ‘pox’, which refers to smallpox during the Elizabethean era, but it feels like it when you have one displayed prominently on your lip or face. Here’s a couple of photos from 2009, Rihanna … Continue reading

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Another celebrity cold sore sufferer, Meryl Streep

Sorry for the blurry photo, yet, there’s no mistaking the swollen bump that I am too familiar with on her lower lip from my cold sore outbreaks when I was younger. Since developing Cold Sores Begone almost 20 years ago, … Continue reading

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Inventing Cold Sores Begone & Canker Sores Begone

The short version how I, a pencil pusher with no science background, invented two remedies and found myself a small business owner in the early 1990’s. Click on the About Robin tab for more detail and pictures. About the author … Continue reading

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Itchy fingers with fluid-filled blisters? Think herpes simplex infection.

When the cluster of blisters appear on the fingers, it’s actually called Herpetic Whitlow, a herpes simplex infection.  60% of herpes whitlow is caused by the same virus as a cold sore, herpes simplex virus I, while 40% are caused … Continue reading

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Cold sores in or around the nose – it’s very common

And can they hurt!  Not very attractive either.  Regardless of where a cold sore appears, in or around the nose, the lips, the chin, facial cheeks, the triggers that cause an eruption are the same: Anything that compromises the immune … Continue reading

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Gene Linked to Cold Sores and Why This is Good

A specific gene, namely C210rf9, on Chromosome 21 has been found responsible for the susceptibility to cold sores.   The study, just published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, indicates it’s not yet known if the gene plays a role … Continue reading

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Teens-Easy Ways That WORK to Prevent a Monstrous Cold Sore

Cold sores, also called fever blisters, can look disgusting, there’s no two ways about it.  That’s why they’re so embarrassing, and nothing will hide or camouflage it. But wait!  There’s more!  They take an eternity to heal.  Well, maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Pregnant With a Cold Sore. Should You Be Concerned?

Cold sores are common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and increased levels of stress.  When pregnant with an active cold sore, the virus is rarely transmitted to the baby, who is protected by anti-bodies from the mother if she … Continue reading

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Need frequent cold sore sufferers to test new lip balm preventative

Will send it to you at no charge, but ask that you provide immediate feedback when you’ve had an opportunity to try it.  I’ll need all your contact info of course. If you’re unsure the difference between a cold sore … Continue reading

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