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Where Can You Apply Your Cold Sore Treatment?

Cold sores typically occur just inside or just around the outside of the mouth and are spread by close contact such as kissing.

However, although oral cold sores are the most common type of outbreak, many people suffer from cold sores on other locations on the body. Other less common locations for a cold sore outbreak include the following:

  • The back
  • The nose
  • The ears
  • The hands
  • The eyelids
  • The chin
  • The tongue
  • The neck

But what do you do if you get a cold sore in one of these less common locations? Will the same regime you use for an oral cold sore outbreak still be an effective cold sore treatment?

Your options

The first thing to say is that if it is a first-time cold sore outbreak, you may feel unwell and potentially develop a fever. If you are in this situation, you should seek medical advice from your GP or other clinician.

The next thing to consider is whether the cold sore is in a location on the body that enables you to use your regular effective oral cold sore treatment.

As such, if you have a cold sore on your tongue or other intimate part of your body, one that is close to your eyes, or is inside your ears or nose, you should check the label of your medication and/or speak with your doctor to see if your regular cold sore treatment is still appropriate.

The good news is that if you are using Herstat’s clinically proven cold sore treatment and have a cold sore outbreak on your back, abdomen, cheek, chin or other uncomplicated location, you can use your remedy in just the same way you would use it on your oral cold sore outbreaks.

An effective cold sore cream with clinical grounding

Herstat’s cold sore cream can help you lessen the duration and severity of a cold outbreak, saving you stress, discomfort and worries about your appearance. Herstat is a comprehensive cold sore treatment that, if applied early, should help you recover from your cold sore in approximately six days.