Learn more about Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex)

Cold sores are blistering sores typically close to the mouth. They begin with a tingling sensation and progress to clusters of painful blisters, then crusted sores that may heal with scarring. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are usually transmitted by direct contact (kissing, etc.). Even with treatment the virus is never cleared from the body completely. Therefore, treatment is aimed at preventing or minimizing outbreaks. This is done through oral antiviral medications such as acyclovir.

Offered at these locations

Crest Hill

2051 Plainfield Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403

(815) 701-9209

Naperville

1520 Bond Street
Naperville, IL 60563

(630) 596-1193

Morris

1600 West U.S. Route 6
Morris, IL 60450

(815) 513-2053

Yorkville

507 West Kendall Drive Suite 2
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 687-8445

New Lenox

1890 Silver Cross Blvd Ste 505
New Lenox, IL 60451

(815) 310-3376