Cold sores are small painful blisters. They usually show up around the lip, on the face, inside the mouth and nose. The small painful blister that is filled with fluids appears one at a time or in bunches.
Cold sores are sometimes called fever blisters. They can make you feel self-conscious because aside from being painful they are itchy. Luckily, there are ways to prevent and treat them.
Cold sores are caused by one of the world’s common viral infection, the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). You can catch HSV from direct contact with someone who is infected with herpes virus.
When you are infected with herpes virus, the virus stays in the body permanently. The virus in the nerve takes a long snooze and become active every now and then causing cold sores to flare up. Cold sores are often brought by another factor such as:
The symptoms include:
Even though cold sore is common, it is important to keep yourself from getting this kind of infection. Here are the things that you can do to keep yourself from getting the infection.
If you are infected with the virus, you can do the following to stop the virus from spreading and lessen the outbreak.
There is no cure for colds sores infections. However, there are antiviral medicines and creams that can reduce the length of outbreaks as well as to relief the pain.