Cold sores are known as those annoying little ‘blister’ like things that pop up on the face whenever they feel like it. Sometimes it’s because we’re run down, other times it’s for no reason at all. They commonly like to appear on the lip, although they can pop up on the chin and in the corner’s of the mouth too. They can begin to look swollen and will be sore depending on the location. I’ve heard of people having cold sores in the corners of their mouths and not being able to eat properly because of them. This post is going to tell you everything you need to know about cold sores, so you can hopefully limit the amount you get them and cure them quickly:
What is a Cold Sore?
A cold sore is the herpes virus making itself present on the face. However, it’s a different kind of herpes to the STI. That being said, you should avoid sexual activity that could transmit your cold sore to somebody else at all costs!
Who Gets Cold Sores?
The cold sore is transmitted from one person to another through things like touch and kissing. If you’ve never had a cold sore in your life, that doesn’t mean you’ll never get one. One might pop up randomly when you’re feeling run down or stressed, and it will turn out that you’ve carried the virus all along.
Are Cold Sores Dangerous?
Not really. They can be transmitted from person to person, so you do need to be careful. That being said, cold sores will not kill you. They can just be sore and annoying.
Can You Get Rid of the Virus?
Once you’ve got this virus, you’ll always have it. However, most of the time it will lay dormant. Scientists say that this is because the virus is within a protected cell inside of the body.
Can You Get Rid of Cold Sores Quickly?
Getting a cold sore can be very annoying. For one, covering it with makeup can spread it further if you aren’t 100% sanitary with the way you do it. If they are particularly angry, then it can be difficult to cover them at all. There are all kinds of ways people recommend to get rid of cold sores, but whether they work or not is another thing entirely. Some people say you should pick your cold sore and then apply cologne to make it dry up – and yes, this will sting a lot. Smart people use treatments like MyLastOutbreak to get rid of them and stop them from appearing again. It’s up to you which methods you decide to go for, but remember to be sensible and keep yourself safe! You don’t want to use anything too strong on your skin and do more damage.
The bottom line is that cold sores are nothing much to worry about. They’re just a bit of a pain once they pop up! If you’re smart and remember to stay hygienic, along with using the right treatment, you can greatly reduce your risk of infecting others and making yourself worse!