How To Get Rid of A Cold Sore On Lip and Treatment
Suffering with a Cold Sore? Learn How To Get Rid Of A Cold Sore or Cold Sore On Lip with Cold Sore Treatment!
00:00 How To Get Rid Of A Cold Sore On Lip and Treatment?
00:52 What Is A Cold Sore?
01:47 Cold Sore Causes?
02:43 How To Get Rid Of A Cold Sore?
04:43 Cold Sore Treatment?
06:57 Cold Sore Remedies Or Self Care?
09:02 When To Seek Medical Attention?
09:21 Conclusion on Cold Sores?
WHAT IS A COLD SORE:
So, let’s begin – what is a cold sore? Cold sores are small blisters that are usually seen around the mouth and nose. We know that about two thirds of people under the age of 50 around the world have been affected by a cold sore at some point, so they are common. If you’re lucky enough to have never had a cold sore, it’s likely that you will have come across someone else who has.
Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. The virus that causes cold sores is very contagious and is usually passed on by skin to skin contact through the lining of the mouth from someone who already has a cold sore. I should also mention at this point that you can be infected with the virus and have no visible symptoms.
Once you have the virus, it lies dormant in a nerve sheath in your body for the rest of your life. BUT this does not mean that it is a life sentence. For most of that time, it is unlikely to cause you any problems. However, the virus can activate from time to time and cause a blister or a group of small blisters to show up.
WHAT CAN MAKE COLD SORE MORE LIKELY TO APPEAR:
If you are feeling ill or perhaps a bit stressed or run down, this can make a cold sore more likely to appear as your immune system will not be at its best. Being in direct sunlight can also trigger a cold sore. So, it makes sense that to reduce the chance of them reoccurring, you should look at ways of resting, reducing your stress levels and making sure that you apply products containing a sun protection factor of at least 15.
As well as cold sores looking unpleasant, they can also be quite painful. Whilst they usually clear up on their own within 10 days, the great news is that there are things that you can do to make them less painful and to speed up their healing time.
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL AVICE FOR A COLD SORE:
Seek medical advice if any of the following apply to you,
- The cold sore has not started to heal within 10 days
- You're worried about a cold sore or think it's something else
- The cold sore is very large or painful
- You or your child also have swollen, painful gums and sores in the mouth (Gingivostomatitis)
- You have a weakened immune system – for example, because of chemotherapy or diabetes
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