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What are cold sores?

Cold sores or fever blisters are an eruption of small and usually painful blisters on the skin of the lips, mouth, gums or the skin around the mouth.

How long do cold sores last?

If untreated, they may last about a week to ten days.

Are cold sores contagious?

Yes. They are contagious by direct contact.

What are the symptoms of cold sores?
  • Several painful blisters on or around the mouth – most often at the border of the lip and the skin of the face
  • The blisters or ulcers are often accompanied or preceded by tingling, itching or burning
How do I treat cold sores?

With Orajel™ Cold Sore products that are specially developed to provide fast, effective relief.

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