There are hundreds of cold sores treatment products on the market and it can be daunting to know which remedies work to treat them. Cold sores are incredibly common, in fact, according to the Herpes Viruses Association seven out of 10 people in the UK carry the virus, but only one in three show symptoms.
What is a cold sore?
Cold sores are a condition caused by the infection of the herpes simplex virus. As mentioned above, nearly all of us have this virus in our bodies and it normally remains dormant where it resides in the sensory nerve cells near the site of infection.
I always get sinus problems and a stuffed-up nose on a plane because of the fierce air-conditioning. Is there something to help?
Pharmacist Shabir Daya suggests taking an immune-boosting supplement for a week before and during your trip. Daily Immunity contains a blend of herbs including oregano, vitamins D3 and C, plus zinc. He also recommends Flight Spray, a nasal mist designed to prevent the mucus membrane drying out. It contains turmeric, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. Daily Immunity by Food Science of Vermont, £25 for 60 capsules, and Flight Spray by Jetzone, £13 for 15ml