At first sign of the hold an ice cube to the spot for as long as you can stand it. Then dab with q-tip dipped in alcohol. The ice will help to numb the sore before it even starts and not allow the blister to form as the cold sore virus hate… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_4806151_cold-sore-heal.html
The easiest way to tell the difference between cold sores and pimples is to squeeze them!!!if white pus comes out, its a pimple (bacterial infection), if its just clear liquid, then it could possibly be a cold sore (viral infection, wont cause any pus)
Carmex may help with the symptoms and clear the sore earlier. Click Here Altabax is an antibacterial, not an antiviral medication; so it will not help a cold sore.
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