Cold sores can be a real nuisance. And since they're caused by a herpes virus, there's no cure -- just ways to get you through the latest flare-up. How much do you know about their cause and treatments?
What is another name for cold sores?
Cold sores are caused by which type of virus?
What class of herpes virus is associated with cold sores?
herpes simplex virus type 1
herpes simplex virus type 2
Which of the following is NOT known to trigger cold sores?
How long does the herpes virus typically last?
About how long does it take an untreated cold sore to go away?
What kind of medication can shorten the healing time of a cold sore?
Topical medications with which type of ingredient can help with cold sore pain?
Popping or picking at a cold sore can do what to it?
cause it to spread
make it last longer
have no effect
What type of compress do some people believe is helpful in treating cold sores?