Brain tweezers – Cold sores

What’s worse than a pimple before a big event? A cold sore! How well do you know cold sores? Test your knowledge in our quiz below.

1.

How long does a cold sore usually last?

 
 
 
 

2.

What isn’t likely to trigger a cold sore?

 
 
 
 

3.

Once you’ve had a herpes infection, the virus lies inactive in your skin and may return as another cold sore in the same place as before.

 
 

4.

Cold sores are caused by which virus?

 
 
 
 

5.

A customer presents with a number of nasty cold sores. On questioning, he gets them quite regularly, but usually not so many at one time. What can you offer him?