Unfortunately, cold sores occur year-round but tend to peak during summer and winter months. The summer months are a key season as sun exposure is a common trigger. It is recommended you use lip protection that contains sunscreen to reduce recurrence.
Check for symptoms
- Tingling and itching near the mouth
- Painful and red sores typically near the mouth
- Swollen and sensitive gums
If you do feel a cold sore coming on, visit any of our pharmacies for a low-cost consultation and prescription treatment. Our professional team is available to get you treated and back to life, with extended hours and no appointment needed. Most prescriptions are covered by insurance and when using your Perks number, you’ll receive 50 points to use towards grocery or fuel discounts. *
*Certain insurance restrictions apply, see pharmacy for details.