It is especially important to avoid touching your face and eyes after you touch your sores and do not use any creams or ointments on sores
unless prescribed by your healthcare provider.
are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The first symptoms of cold sores may include pain around your mouth and on your lips, a fever, a sore throat, or swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body. Treatment may include skin creams, ointments, and antiviral drugs like acyclovir.