How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold sores can look unsightly and embarrassing. When they get inflamed it is easy hide away from the world and say no to social outings because you think people will stare… and we have all been there – staring at a cold sore or pimple on someones lip.
Never pop a cold sore.
You may think that popping the fluid from your cold sore might give relief but this is a terrible idea. It could lead to the spread of your cold sore to other areas, or could cause a secondary infection and lead to scarring. It is important to know that, should your cold sore heal more slowly than the usual 1-2 weeks, it may be infected with bacteria.
What is a cold sore?
Cold sores, sometimes known as fever blisters, are groups of small blisters found on the lip and areas around the mouth. The blisters are red, swollen, and sore. They may break open, release clear fluid, then scab for a few days and will take an average of 2 weeks to heal properly.
Prevent the spread of cold sores
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus which usually enters the body through a cut on the skin around or inside the mouth. This can happen when a person touches a cold sore or touches the infected fluid through sharing of utensils, using a common razor, kissing somebody who is infected, or touching the infected person’s saliva.
It is important to note that once you are infected by the virus, there is no sure way to prevent cold sores from recurring. Often cold sores are triggered by stress, colds and flu. Be sure never to touch your cold sore and always wash your hands and facecloths thoroughly.
Cold sore Treatment Options
There are products you can use to get on top of cold sores before they get unsightly. Taking action during the tingling early stages can reduce the severity of cold sores before they get to the chapped, sore stage.
It’s also important to stop the spread of cold sores, as the last thing you want to do is infect a loved one.
Here are some of the products available in our webstore to help treat cold sores and prevent them from spreading.
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream 2g
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream 2g helps with cold sores and fever blisters by speeding up the healing process and decreasing the symptoms such as tingling, pain or itching.
Compeed Cold Sore Patch 15 Patches
Compeed Cold Sore Patches are invisible patches that shield and insulate the cold sores to help reduce the risk of contamination, while also supporting faster healing time by creating the perfect wound healing environment.
Herstat Cold Sore Ointment 2g
Herstat Cold Sore Ointment 2g is a natural ointment that contains purified Propolis Extract ACF and helps provides relief from symptoms of cold sores. It can be applied at any stage of development and supports faster healing times.
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