How To Prevent a Cold Sore

Cold sores, otherwise known as oral herpes, are experienced by more than half of American adults. They consist of a recurrent skin condition, which is usually but not always mild, that results in blisters being formed on or around your lips. They are also sometimes found on your cheeks or nose or, much less often, elsewhere on your body. Cold sores have no relation to the common cold and are not caused by cold weather. However, they likely had a former connection with those things in people's minds despite that not being accurate, and that's how they received their name.