Having oral herpes or more commonly known as cold
Of the eight stages of a cold
The first is the LATENT stage where the virus is simply “hiding” and is kept in check by your body’s immune system. It may take weeks, months or even years before a person infected will show symptoms. When the virus finds an opening in your immune system however, the second stage begins.
The PRODROME stage comes next where the virus travels around your body and reproduces causing intense tingling or itching and the beginning of the third stage.
INFLAMMATION. This stage is what causes the cold
The fourth stage is the PRE-SORE stage where your body begins to form small red bumps that are painfully sensitive to touch. This opens the way to the fifth stage.
OPEN-SORE is the fifth stage and is the most painful and contagious stage. Those small red bumps break open and merge into bigger
The sixth stage, CRUSTING comes next where the
The seventh stage, HEALING. In this stage the cold
Eighth and final stage, POST-SCAB. This stage arrives and you begin to heal as normal. The scabs will be barely visible and will appear as red spots in your skin. All you have to remember now is that you’re still quite contagious until the red spots completely disappear. However, the worst is over and depending on your personal healing speed; you’ll be back to normal in a few days.
Remember that knowing the stages of a cold