Who can you believe these days? Some medical authorities claim there is no such thing as a cold sore cure. Other, just as credible experts, claim cold sore cures are very real today. Who is telling the truth?

Believe it or not, THEY ARE BOTH CORRECT. The confusion lies in the fact they are talking about two different things.

When my friends at Mayo state there is no cure for cold sores, they are talking about the root cause of cold sores - the herpes simplex type 1 virus that has invaded the body. They are stating, quite truthfully, there is currently no way to remove this cold sore causing herpes virus once you are infected.

The herpes virus is an expert at hiding. When this tiny virus is not creating a cold sore, it hides deep in the nerve cells where it is not detectible by our immune system. When in hibernation, scientists have recently found, it gives off no sign it is even there.

If and when scientists find a way to remove this virus from our bodies, it probably will have little impact. The virus is so contagious, and nearly every person is infected with it. Quite likely we would be re-infected in a short time.


They are referring to the idea that eliminating the symptoms of a disease is curing that disease. The medical community has always claimed you are cured when they eliminate your symptoms. We all carry cancer cells, for example, but without outward symptoms, you are not diagnosed with cancer.

Every pathogenic disease is identified based on the display of a specific set of symptoms. The cause may be there, but if there are not any symptoms, there is no disease. This is true with cold sores as well. The primary symptom of a cold sore is the blister on the lip or nostril.

When you no longer get cold sores, by medical definition, you are cured. Whatever treatment you used to accomplish this can be called a cold sore cure. Who cares about the virus, as long as it never becomes active again?

Do not expect to find a cold sore cure treatment that will remove the virus from your body. As we saw earlier, not only is this currently impossible, but you would be quickly re-infected. What we really need to find is a remedy that will totally eliminate cold sores in your life. That would be a true cold sore cure today.

Did you know? About 44% of those carrying the herpes virus never get cold sores. Some lucky people have a built in cold sore cure and will never experience a cold sore. Others, like us, have to work at preventing cold sores.

A lot of great cold sore treatment products are available. Some, like drug store products, work only as comfort remedies. Do not expect these to heal or prevent cold sores to any great degree. You are unique. No other person is quite like you. For this reason, what works for others may not be the best cold sore cure for you.

If you are bothered with cold sores, there is a cold sore cure for you. That is the truth. It may be as simple as applying ice at first sign, or taking a vitamin supplement every day. You will have to try different cold sore remedies, and maybe combine them, to find or create the perfect cold sore cure for yourself.

Author's Bio: 

Denny Bodoh knows cold sores. Don't buy anything for your cold sores until you check out Denny's great facts and info about cold sores and enjoy several incredible cold sore treatment options.