Cold sores are a very common problem suffered by a good majority of people today. They are fluid-filled blisters that burst and then crust over to form the sore. They usually form, often in clusters, on the mouth, nose, and especially around the lips. They are caused by a viral infection known as herpes simplex.All though cold sores are highly contagious, and most of us are exposed to the herpes simplex by the age of 5, many people form and carry an immunity to it.Cold sores usually manifest themselves as painful mouth ulcers when the body and immune system is stressed, run down, and/or depressed. They most often appear when the immune system is dealing with other infections such as a cold, when it is stressed because of cold weather, or when it is otherwise weak. Many women get cold sores during menstruation. Children are the majority of sufferers from this problem and can benefit greatly from the information found in this manual.Once you have developed a cold sore, you may carry the virus for the rest of your life, and attacks may appear during extreme changes in weather, and while being run down.The most obvious and common symptoms of cold sores are pain and soreness, crusting blisters, cracking, and weeping, particularly when the sores are located in the corner of the mouth. Remember that they are highly infectious, so make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after any contact and use a personal towel, washcloth, and soap.A lot of time, energy, research and love went into the making of this manual; and it is the purpose of this manual to provide you with the easiest, safest and healthiest home remedies for cold sores.It is my hope that you, the reader, achieve the solution to your problem, and I know that you will have great success once you have applied these simple natural remedies for cold sores.