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Causes Of Cold Sore On Lip

Cold sore are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once this virus is in you, it can cause outbreaks of cold sores. Cold sores outbreaks are often triggered by exposure to hot sun , cold wind , a cold or other illness , a weak immune system, changing hormone levels , or even stress

.Sunlight is known to stimulate the outbreak of a cold sore .Having your body's immune system suppressed, so getting a cold or having a virus is something that will bring out the cold sore

.If you do have a cold sore you want to be very careful , when washing yourself not to use a towel on the area that has a cold sore and then spreading it elsewhere, or rubbing the cold sore and spreading it to your eye so if you touch a cold sore while you have an outbreak its a good idea to wash your hands afterwards

.The other misconception is that cold sores are very commonly seen on the mouth. Any place on your skin can have a cold sore so I see them sometimes on people's cheeks or sometimes on their nose and sometimes cold sore might even look like a pimple. So if you're somebody who gets cold sores and you know that you get cold sore, there might be a tingling or an itching sensation. There is something you can do. There's several antiviral medications now, which can be taken within the fist few days of having a cold sore, which will either reduce the likelihood of a cold sore coming out if you take it right when you feel the initiation of symptoms or will decrease the length of time where the cold sore will be there

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