Cold Sore is blisters which form around the lips caused by the herpes simplex virus type I. The herpes simplex virus usually is contracted through a sore or break in the skin in or around the mouth. Herpes simplex virus will be transmitted when they contact breaks in another person’s skin. Cold sore is an unpleasant condition caused by herpes simplex virus which cannot be cured and it remains in the body forever. Herpes virus hides in the nervous system and they can wait inside the nervous system for days, months, or even years.
Cold sore is quite different from canker sores, a condition people sometimes associate them with. Cold sore is a highly contagious disease especially in the lesion phase. You have to avoid kissing, sharing the same utensils, cups and through a common touch of the infected person.
You can get rid of a cold sore quickly with Abreva. You can avoid a full blown breakout by applying Abreva almost every hour as soon as you feel any tingling. Remember that you have to wash your hand before and after application.
Ice is the most common treatment for cold sore. You may send the virus back into hibernation. Ice the area two or three times a day for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Ice available almost anywhere you might be when you feel a cold sore coming on.
Lysine supplements should only be taken in response to a recommendation by a medical
professional. Lysine, is an amino acid that comes by supplements or from the food you eat because our body does not produce it naturally. Foods that are high in lysine help conquer the recurrence of cold sores.
Get adequate amount of vitamins, and proteins. Intake of vitamin B complex and folic acid are particularly beneficial. Healthy diet can help to shield you from the viruses.
Infection can decrease along with the proper diet, exercise and adequate amount of sleep.