Un bouton de fièvre (ou feu sauvage) est une vésicule qui se forme sur les lèvres ou sur leur pourtour et qui est habituellement causée par le virus herpes simplex de type 1 (VSH-1). Other symptoms can include swollen neck glands and a fever. Speak to your doctor about putting you on one so that you don’t have to wait until a blister pops up to begin taking it. Sharing might spread the virus. Campho-Phenique is an over-the-counter medication that is used to treat minor skin discomforts like cold sores and insect bites. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene.
The medication is not appropriate for treating canker sores (sores in the mouth), genital herpes, or shingles. Evidence suggests that Abreva shortens the duration of cold sores by about 18 hours, and may slightly reduce the risk of outbreak if the medicine is used at the first sign of pain or tingling. Whether that’s worth the price of the treatment is up to the consumer, but choosing a cheaper product with a different active ingredient is likely to be a waste of money. The Abreva case serves as a reminder to check the active ingredients in your OTC medicines before purchasing what seems to be a cheaper, equivalent medicine. While generics are often a smart way to save money on effective medicines, look-alike medicines can sometimes be hiding fake cures in a convincing little package. Let the buyer beware!