Chronic cold sores Q Last February, I moved to the UK from South Africa. From the moment I arrived, I’ve been plagued by cold sores, often one every few weeks. I used to get them very occasionally, but now they’ve become chronic. I’ve also been more...
Q This time of year, I always find that my cold sores flare up. Suncreams help, but I often end up relying on strong over-the-counter remedies like Zovirax because the pain is too unbearable.
Propolis - that gummy substance collected by bees from leaf buds and tree bark - may be helpful in preventing and shortening the duration of the common cold in both children (Rom J Virol, 1995; 46: 115-33) and adults