Cold sores are common and for some frequent cold sores are not only fustrating to deal with health wise but after trying various treatments the frequency does not change and it is a continious struggle. just keeps coming back. 

At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we treat patients who feel they have tried everything. From dietary changes, antibiotic viral, and laser therapy, their stubborn cold sores reoccur. Fortunately, not all hope is lost as we can help our patients get to the root of their skin problems. 

Our treatment protocol focuses on finding the cause of your health concern. Through our customized approach in developing your treatment plan we have helped our patients overcome cold sores. 

Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of acne cold sores.

+ What are Cold Sores?

Cold sores are sores that appear typically on the lips or mouth and are caused by the herpes virus and can take 7 to 10 days until they heal.

+ What causes Cold Sores?

Cold sores are caused by two types of two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2.

Most often cold sores are caused by HSV type 1 and is spread by getting in contact with invididuals who carry the virus. Tyipcally the spread occurs through sharing utensiles, towels, kissing and even sharing razors.

+ What are symptoms of Cold Sores?

Cold sores, may appear anywhere on your body. Most often they appear on your mouth or lips but sometimes they can also appear on your nose, cheeks and fingers.

Once the blister forms, there can break and ooze. After a short while they eventually develop a yellow scab that after a while new skin froms underneath the scab.

The symptoms of cold sores include:
Fluid-filled blisters or red, painful, burning or itching.
Swollen, sensitive gums.
Flu-like symptoms.
Swollen lymph nodes of the neck.
Tingling and itching in the area of a previous outbreak

+ Self-care & Prevention - Cold Sores

Ice: may help reduce the pain if you apply a cold compress (don't put ice directly on your skin as it may damage your skin).

Aloe vera gel:apply aloe vera gel three times a day as research studies have shown aloe vera may help fight cold sores.

Avoid triggers: Reduce stress and avoid triggers you know that can flare-up your cold sores (hot weather, cold exposure).

+ Cold Sores Treatment - How We Can Help

Step 1 - Listen and understand your concerns: Listen to your health concerns, symptoms, review your health history.

Step 2 - Start your treatment plan to address your main areas of concern: Start your initial treatment plan to address cold sore symptoms you are struggling with.

Step 3 - Treating your cause: Tailor your treatment to address underlying imblances to help you recover from cold sores.

Natural Cold Sores Treatment

NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's (Remove, Restore & Recover)


Remove: Start addressing your cold sores by address the symptoms you are struggling the most with: breakouts, fever, chills and pain.


Restore: Immune balance by addressing the underlying imbalances as well as reduce inflammation to improve your skin. 


Recover: Tailoring your treatment may decrease or eliminate cold sores. Say goodbye to signs and symptoms of cold sores.