Cold sores and fever blisters afflict more than half the adult population, but few sufferers know that preventive measures can minimize and possibly stop cold sores before they progress too far. Lips that are very dry, whether in winter or summer, are more susceptible to outbreaks of cold sores. Most cold sores advertise their impending arrival. By applying a product with penetrating medication, such as Blistex Lip Ointment, at the irritated spot, some success in preventing a full outbreak of the infection is possible.
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