Important Cold Sores Facts

Cold Sores Information Cold sores are pesky blisters that appear on your lip. They are also known as fever blisters and herpes labialis. They are brought on by a...

Cold Sores Information

Cold sores are pesky blisters that appear on your lip. They are also known as fever blisters and herpes labialis. They are brought on by a lip infection by HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus). Unfortunately, there is no cure for a cold sore. Usually, it takes a cold sore anywhere from 2-21 days to form. It then takes 2-3 weeks to heal. Cold sores attack people who already have weak immune systems. Cold sores can be given to others by touching, kissing, contact from open wound to open wound, spit and fluids. It can travel easily! Be very careful around other people. They are polytropic, which means that it can infect pretty much anything.

Cold Sores Symptoms

Cold sores are related to catching a cold,  but it also doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with it. About 80%-90% of people carry HSV. Only 20% visually demonstrate the symptom. How do you know if you have been infected? Look for fever blisters around our mouth. If you do have one, do not rip it open. This will cause a bigger outbreak of cold sores. Before developing a cold sore, you will feel itching and burning in that area. It will slowly look like you have a pimple on your lip. These form into smaller bubbles or fever blisters. They show up in clusters. The infectious phase is when the small blisters burst. This causes a large cold sore that is full of liquid. When these blisters break open, they release highly contagious fluids. Then yellow crust forms covering the fever blisters. When this happens, make sure not to scratch or pick at it. If this phase passes without disruption then it will start healing.

Cold Sores Remedy

As previously mentioned there is not cure or vaccine for  cold sores/HSV. But there’s a way to stop it from breaking out in your skin with fever blisters. Be sure that you stay away (physically) from individuals who exhibit cold sores on their lips. But if you get it, you need take care of it properly, so heals the symptoms faster without infecting anyone else. There’s various medicine which may be used as a treatment for cold sores and open sores of the type and decrease frequency and length of breakouts. Docosanol has been shown to be quite helpful in combating HSV by topical application. One of antivirals, aciclovir, valaciclovir, famciclovir and penciclovir also have given effective treatment of this condition and herpes virus generally. Focus on coverage given in this guide and educate yourself by reading other cold sores information, which might protect you and your loved ones.

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