Besides being itchy and painful, cold sores make you feel self-conscious. This slideshow illustrates how to prevent and treat cold sores caused by the herpes virus.
A) What do cold sores look like? (The 5 stages.) The appearance of a cold sore (
Cold sores look much like blisters. These reddish (or white if inside mouth), sometimes elevated spots appear on and off of the face, though most people .
A cold sore usually starts with a tingling, itching or burning feeling. Cold sores should start to heal within 10 days, but may spread and be irritating or painful while they heal. Some people find that certain things trigger a cold sore, such as another illness, sunshine or periods.
Often these blisters are clumped or grouped together and appear in a patch-like form. Cold sores will generally break open and leak out a clear fluid like .
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