• The signs and symptoms of cold sores can vary depending on whether it’s your first cold sore or a recurring outbreak.2
  • Symptoms are usually more severe during a first cold sore outbreak and can last for 10 to 14 days.1,3

Cold sore symptoms usually pass through several stages.1

STAGE1:
TINGLING

Tingling Stage - Virasolve

The first symptoms of cold sores are usually tingling and itching 1−2 days before the cold sore appears.1

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STAGE2:
BLISTERING

Blistering Stage - Virasolve

A collection of small blisters occurs, often accompanied by pain, tenderness, and burning.1

STAGE3:
WEEPING

Weeping Stage - Virasolve

Cold sore blisters often burst after a few days, which can be painful and tender.1

STAGE4:
SCABBING

Scabbing Stage - Virasolve

The cold sore develops a crust which eventually dries up and disappears after ~10 days.1

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VIRASOLVE® Cold Sore Cream has a triple action formula to help relieve the symptoms of an unsightly cold sore on the lip.

1. Better Health Channel. Cold Sores Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/cold-sores (accessed 17/11/17).

2. Mayo Clinic. Cold sore. 2015. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/causes/con-20021310?p=1 (accessed 14/11/17).

3. Klein R. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. UpToDate 2017. Available at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-infection (accessed 17/11/17).