Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, cold sores are highly infectious from the moment you feel the tingling sensation until the sores are dry and have completely scabbed over. You should therefore avoid skin-to-skin contact with anyone while you have a cold sore and wash your hands thoroughly and often to avoid spreading the virus.
Triggers vary from person to person. Factors that may increase the risk of a cold sore appearing include stress, tiredness, being run down, having a period or suffering from a cold or flu.
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