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Getting rid of that cold sore

The blisters normally take a healing period of a week or two, while there is no cure or vaccine for cold sores, there are things…

The blisters normally take a healing period of a week or two, while there is no cure or vaccine for cold sores, there are things and precautions that can be taken to prevent them from recurring from time to time and easing the pain of the sores and stopping their spreads. Many have said that there are many medications for cold sore but when it comes to reality none of them works. Some have said that applying a tea bag to the infected area for 15 minutes can also help control the spread of the cold sore.

Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), unlike the general assumption that it is caused by malaria fever. The virus which usually enters the body through a leak in the skin around or inside the mouth is usually spread as a result of sharing cutlery sets or coming in contact with an infected person’s saliva. There are some symptoms that accompany cold sores of which are pain and itching around the mouth or lip, a sore throat or swollen glands in your throat which often results to a fever.

Cold sores usually start to heal on their own with the assistance of skin creams, ointments or sometimes pills. The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores cannot be cured. After you get infected, the virus stays in your body for the rest of your life. If you get cold sores often, treatment can reduce the number of cold sores you get and how severe they are. These cold sore blisters can break out virtually anytime. You should watch over it carefully, you don´t want the blister to break out since it can be painful and may leave a scar. You want to avoid direct contact with outside air as it can trigger a break-out at the wrong moment, making the cold sore spread even faster over all over your mouth. Using ice cube and applying it on the affected area every 15 minutes can help ease the pain.

The first and most important thing to know while treating a cold sore is that you should not touch, squeeze or prick it. By doing this, you can shorten the life cycle and how wide it spreads to a very large extent. Being highly contagious once pricked they can it can easily spread to other parts of the body such as the nose and eyes which could turn out to be very severe. On the other hand, you could use warm or cold cloth on the area to relieve its swelling and discomfort. Applying a Inc-based ointment could also help in speeding the healing process. Staying out of the sun would also be of great benefit as the ultraviolet rays from the sun can aggravate the cold sores and may cause new ones to appear. Eating a healthy diet which includes a lot of vegetables can help prevent the spread of the cold virus. So next time you find that you have a cold sore do not be in a panic as all you need to do is to make sure that the affected area is clean and dry. Even though the virus will remain in your body after the medication, there are many cases where the virus is completely gone after the medication.