Cold Sores

Experience rapid relief from cold sores with OnPoint Urgent Care in Houston. Our skilled medical team offers advanced antiviral treatments and personalized care to quickly heal cold sores and reduce recurrence.

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Cold Sores

Service NaService Name: Cold Sore Treatment

Introduction:

Cold sores, also known as herpes labialis, are caused by the herpes simplex virus and can be both painful and distressing. At OnPoint Urgent Care Houston, we offer specialized treatment for cold sores, focusing on reducing symptoms, speeding up the healing process, and preventing future outbreaks.

Service Description:

Our healthcare professionals at OnPoint Urgent Care Houston are experienced in the effective management of cold sores. We understand the impact these outbreaks can have on your daily life and are dedicated to providing prompt and effective care.

Symptoms and Potential Causes:

  • Symptoms: Cold sores typically appear as small, fluid-filled blisters around the lips or mouth. Other symptoms can include pain, itching, and tingling in the affected area, and sometimes fever and swollen lymph nodes.
  • Causes: Triggered by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), cold sore outbreaks can be precipitated by factors like stress, illness, sun exposure, and hormonal changes.

Comprehensive Treatment Approach:

  • Diagnosis: Clinical assessment of the sores, and, if necessary, lab tests to confirm the presence of HSV-1.
  • Antiviral Medications: Prescription of oral antiviral drugs or topical antiviral creams to reduce the severity and duration of an outbreak.
  • Pain Management: Advice on over-the-counter pain relief and soothing creams or ointments.
  • Preventive Advice: Guidance on avoiding triggers, using sun protection, and maintaining good hygiene to prevent future outbreaks.
  • Immune System Support: Recommendations for lifestyle changes or supplements to strengthen the immune system.

When to Seek Medical Attention:

  • If you experience severe or unusually frequent cold sore outbreaks.
  • If cold sores are accompanied by eye irritation or other severe symptoms.
  • If you have a weakened immune system or other health conditions.

Importance of Professional Care:

Professional treatment is important not only for symptom relief but also to prevent complications and reduce the frequency of future outbreaks. Our individualized approach at OnPoint Urgent Care ensures comprehensive care tailored to your needs.

Conclusion:

At OnPoint Urgent Care Houston, we are committed to providing effective and compassionate care for patients suffering from cold sores. Our goal is to alleviate your symptoms quickly and provide strategies for long-term management.

Your Health is Our Priority:

For expert care in managing cold sores, visit OnPoint Urgent Care Houston at 3905 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77027. Contact us at 832-810-3000 or visit www.onpointuc.com to schedule an appointment for personalized treatment.

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