Cold sores are manifest itself in 2 ways:
  • Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis - Children
  • Reactivation of Cold Sores - Youngsters and Adults

Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis
  • From 6 months to 5 years of age
  • Small 2 mm oral blisters/vesicles that turn into thrush
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Oral lesions last up to 10 days
  • The other symptoms last up to 4 days

Reactivation of Cold Sores
  • Youngsters and Adults
  • Burning and itchy lip and perioral vesicles
  • Ache
  • It can be a manifestation of low immunity

Frequently Asked Questions about Cold Sores:
  • Is it very contagious?
  • When is it contagious?
  • I am pregnant: can the virus be transmitted to the baby?
  • Can I share glasses/cutlery/other with my family?
  • Can it spread from the mouth to the genital area?
  • What care should I take?
  • Is there a cure?
  • Are there ways to reduce pain, contagion and injuries?

At Instituto Português da Face, our Oral Medicine team will be able to answer all these questions and others that may arise. At the forefront of Medicine: We have an innovative non-invasive treatment that reduces pain, itching, contagion and blisters.

If you often suffer from cold sores, come to us as soon as you feel the initial symptoms. We will be able to make a difference and reduce the evolution of the disease.