Cold sores. Fever blisters. Call them what you will, but most will agree these sometimes-painful -- and often embarrassing -- outbreaks can be a real nuisance. And since they're caused by a herpes virus, there's no cure -- just ways to get you through the latest flare-up. How much do you know about their cause and treatments?
Question 1 of 10
What is another name for cold sores?
Question 2 of 10
Cold sores are caused by which type of virus?
Question 3 of 10
What class of herpes virus is associated with cold sores?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following is NOT known to trigger cold sores?
Question 5 of 10
How long does the herpes virus typically last?
Question 6 of 10
About how long does it take an untreated cold sore to go away?
Question 7 of 10
What kind of medication can shorten the healing time of a cold sore?
Question 8 of 10
Topical medications with which type of ingredient can help with cold sore pain?
Question 9 of 10
Popping or picking at a cold sore can do what to it?
Question 10 of 10