Cold sore or fever blisterONLINE VISIT

Get fast, convenient care for cold sores. No appointment needed.

Sores around the mouth with some burning and tingling before sores appear

  • 5-10 minutes
  • Treatment plan in 15 minutes
  • For ages 6 - 75
Get care now

Only $25 for a virtual consult

Cold sore or fever blister image
Get care now

Only $25 for a virtual consult


What is a cold sore?

Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are small, fluid-filled blisters that appear on or around your mouth and lips. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. Common symptoms include a tingling sensation on the mouth or lips, fluid-filled blisters, or crusting on the skin. This condition can be transmitted to others through direct contact. Once you've had cold sores, the virus remains dormant in your skin cells and can reactivate later, causing another cold sore.

Common symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Tingling or burning sensation where the cold sore will appear, usually within 24-48
  • Small, fluid-filled blisters or clusters of blisters that may be painful
  • Blisters that typically appear on or around the lips but can also occur on other areas of the face, inside the mouth, or on the gums
  • Blisters that can break open and release clear fluid, forming a crust or scab as they heal
  • Pain or discomfort, particularly when eating, drinking, or talking
  • Swelling and redness in the affected area
  • Itching or irritation before and during the outbreak
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache, and swollen lymph nodes, can occur during the initial outbreak but are less common in recurrent outbreaks
condition image

Get a personalized care plan

Common treatments

Your provider will design a treatment plan tailored just for you. They may recommend the following, as medically appropriate:

  • Valacyclovir
  • Acyclovir (Zovirax)
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Guided self-care
Get care now

Only $25 for a virtual consult

How It Works

How it works

We make getting care quick and easy so you can get back to what matters most.
Find your treatment
Choose the care option that best suits your current needs.
Answer some questions
Share relevant health information with a board-certified provider via online interview. Learn more.
Get a diagnosis and care plan
A provider will send you a diagnosis and treatment plan for your prescription.
Begin your care
If our medical team determines a prescription is medically appropriate, choose your preferred pharmacy to pick up your medication or have it discreetly delivered to your door.

Message your provider with any follow-up medical questions after receiving your treatment plan.