Oral Herpes (Cold Sore)

Oral Herpes (Cold Sore)

Oral herpes (Herpes Labialis) is caused by HSV-1 and can result in cold sores or fever blisters on or around the mouth. Most people with oral herpes were infected during childhood or young adulthood from non-sexual contact with saliva. Oral herpes can spread from the mouth to the genitals through oral sex. 


There is no cure for oral herpes. Prompt initiation of antiviral therapy can shorten outbreaks.


We only offer episodic therapy, which means the treatment of an acute HSV outbreak with an antiviral (such as Acyclovir or Valtrex)