Oral Herpes Treatment
Oral herpes is a viral infection of the skin on or around the
mouth. Most commonly it is recognized by a sore or blister on
the lips. There is no cure for oral herpes and the virus remains
in your body. Outbreaks may occur at times or sickness or stress
which may be why they are commonly called fever blisters or “cold
What Oral Herpes Treatment is Available?
There is no current cure for oral herpes but studies are being
done on a regular basis to find a cure. Treatment is available
and is being improved regularly.
A very large percentage of the population has the virus that
causes oral herpes and treatment is important since it is very
There are several over-the-counter drugs available for treatment
of oral herpes and fever blisters but it is best to consult your
doctor before using these. Also, many OTC medicines only treat
the symptoms. They do not do anything to make the blisters heal
Your doctor may prescribe antiviral medicines to attack the
infected cells that are causing the blisters to form. This will
help the existing blisters to dry up and heal and may prevent
new ones from forming.
There are also medications available to help ease your discomfort
from fever blisters. Often the blisters are painful and creams
on the lips can sooth the pain. You could also take some acetaminophen
or ibuprofen if your pain is severe or you have many blisters.
Denavir/Penciclovir Used on Fever Blisters
Denavir is the brand name for a drug called penciclovir that
is used to treat oral herpes. Denavir is a cream that is applied
directly to the fever blisters to reduce them and ease the pain
and discomfort from the blisters.
Treatment of oral herpes is important because the sores can
be very uncomfortable for the person and also are embarrassing
since they are on the face and can not be hidden. Catching the
sores at the first sign of outbreak will increase your chances
of them healing and disappearing quickly.