Cold sore; Fever blister; Herpes simplex - oral; Oral herpes simplex
Untreated, the symptoms will generally go away in 1 to 2 weeks. Antiviral medications taken by mouth may help the symptoms go away sooner and decrease pain. Acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are the three oral treatments currently available.
Herpes sores often come back again and again. The antiviral medicines work best if you take them when the virus is just starting to come back -- before you...Read more