An interesting fact to note – even if a person has been infected with the herpes virus, they may not always experience of an epidemic or have an outbreak. This is because the immune systems of certain people have the ability to completely suppress the virus.
WHAT IS A COLD
It is usually occur inside the mouth and are most frequently found on the gums or hard palette, the roof of the mouth. If the injury appears inside the mouth, especially in soft tissues, is more likely to be a thrush, not a cold
WHAT CAUSES COLD
There are several factors that may influence or “trigger” an outbreak, however, this an outbreak of
Outbreaks of cold
1. Being overly tired and run down, physical exhaustion
2. A females menstrual cycle
4. Drinking a lot of alcohol
5. Over exposure to strong sunlight
6. Conditions that compromise a person’s immune system
7. A person whose immune system does not operate normally
8. Long-term stress
10. Ultraviolet light – tanning beds
11. Irritation of the skin -sunburn
12. Diet and certain foods – it is important to note what trigger foods are causing you to have outbreaks of
13. Illness – especially those that are associated with a fever
14. Extreme temperatures – both hot and cold weather
15. Steroids – such as asthma medicine
16. And anything that lowers your immune system or causes local injury can trigger recurrences.
HOW TO PREVENT:
1. Avoid kissing and skin contact with people while blisters are visibly present. The virus can spread easily as long as there are moist secretions from the blisters.
2. Avoid sharing items such as utensils, towels, chap-stick and other items which can spread the virus when blisters are present.
3. Keep your hands clean. Wash hands thoroughly before and after touching another person you know has cold
4. Be careful not to touch other parts of your body – your eyes and genitals can be particularly susceptible to the virus.
5. Avoid triggers. If possible, try to avoid or prevent conditions that stress the body, such as getting a cold or the flu, not getting enough sleep, or stay in the sun for long periods of time to apply sunscreen.
6. Use a sunscreen. Apply sunscreen to the lips and face before prolonged exposure to the sun – winter and summer – to help prevent cold