By: The People's Pharmacy February 22, 2016 45 Comments
    L-Lysine Remedy for Cold Sores Scorned By Scient…

    Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, can be unsightly and uncomfortable. There are prescription antivirals like acyclovir or valacyclovir that may help speed healing. Many of our readers also rep…

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2015 9 Comments
    Treating Cold Sores with Home Remedies or Sitavi…

    Q. Fifty years ago I was at a party kidding a doctor that they didn't even know how to prevent cold sores. He said, "Oh yes, we do! Just drink buttermilk to prevent them." I tried it and, sure enough,…

    By: Terry Graedon December 23, 2013 3 Comments
    Drug for Herpes Wards Off Cold Sores (and Colds?…

    Q. My wife and I have each taken an acyclovir pill a day for 18 years. During that entire time, neither of us has had a fever blister, cold, flu, shingles or virus of any kind. We do not get flu shots…

    By: Terry Graedon December 9, 2013 35 Comments
    What to Do About Cold Sores

    When the sniffle season arrives, cold sores may accompany it. Cold sores, fever blisters or the more technical herpes labialis--regardless of the terminology, these red painful spots are unpleasant. T…

    By: Joe Graedon March 8, 2004 3 Comments
    Fighting Fever Blisters With and Without Drugs

    Cold sores are common. By some estimates more than two-thirds of adults have been infected by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), the culprit behind cold sores. People frequently catch this infection…