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Cold Sores Herpes Simplex Virus How Do You Get Cold Sores Symptoms and Treatments

You have a cold sore that bums you out! Whatshould and shouldn't you do nowé First of all, you need to know that acold sore is caused by the herpes virus and thatthere's fluid in the blisters. A cold sore can beannoying and painful, but is hardly ever harmful. The herpes virus will remain forever inyour body though and can get reactivated at a later time. That's why you can get a cold sore overand over again.

There isn't any treatment to get thevirus out of your body. So, what are the do's and don'ts whenyou've got a cold soreé Don't touch the blisters and wash yourhands regularly especially when you've touched theblisters by accident. A cold sore is extremely contagious. The herpes virus that's inside theblisters can be transmitted through kissing or after you've touched them with yourfingers.

The virus can end up in the eye or near the genitals in that way and blisters may form in those places. Once the blisters have dried up, thevirus can't be transmitted any longer. Never hug a baby when you've got a coldsore. Babies can get seriously ill from from the herpes virus and can even die because it. That's thereason why it's also called the quot;kiss of deathquot;. Sunlight, a reduced resistance, illness,

menstruation, or stress can activate theherpes virus so a cold sore can show up. so a cold sore can show up. So avoid being exposed to the sun and use protective lip balm or sunblockon your lips to protect yourself against the sun. Keep your resistance up eat healthy food, exercise regularly and get a goodnight's rest. Some people find comfort in putting theVaseline or zinc oxide on their lips to

ease the itching and pain. You could use antiviral creams andtablets. The cream hasn't been proven to reduce the symptoms of a cold sore though. Tablets could reduce the symptoms of a cold sore but only if you use them in a very earlystage before the blisters have formed. Consult your family when theblisters haven't disappeared after two weeks

or when the inflammation spreads. In thelast case, bacteria might have gotten into the blisters and caused a newinfection.

DermTV The Difference Between Canker Sores and Herpes DermTV Epi 103

Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. When we get sores inside our mouth or on ourlips, usually they're very painful. And almost all of them are causedby one of two things—either a herpes virus outbreak or canker sores, andI find that not only do most people get them confused, but can you believethis, most s get them confused also. So let's talk about it.

Canker sores are not contagious. They'revery painful, especially when you're eating and food touches the areawhere you have the canker sore. Canker sores occur almost exclusively insideyou mouth, not outside, not on your outer lip, and not on your chin. Andwhen they occur inside your mouth, which can be on this part of the skinor seen inside the cheeks, you see a gray or tan, round area with a brightred rim right around it. They go away in a couple of days and they'reeasily treated with topical antibiotics. Usually, we take tetracycline,open a capsule, put it in a

little glass of water, and take just a pieceof cotton, dip it in that water, and hold it against the canker sorefor a few minutes and, after 2 of 3 days, it will go away. This is very,very different from herpes outbreaks. Herpes outbreaks usually are notthat painful although right before you get them, you feel a tingling ora burning in the skin where you're going to get the outbreak. They arevery contagious. They usually don't occur inside your mouth, they occuroutside your mouth. They can be right on the lip, on the edge of the lip,or around the mouth, or really

any place on your face. And when they happen,usually they occur with blisters, and those blisters are often clusteredtogether and with a red ear around it but not a red, sharp rim likeyou see with a canker sore. Over a period of a couple of days, they dryand crust and scab. They're very easy to treat. They're treated withoral medication, oral medication for only a day may become not contagious bythe second or third day. If you're getting sore inside your mouth oraround your mouth or on your lips, and you're not sure what it is and you don'tknow how to treat it, see your

dermatologist who can give you some medicineto make sure that the sores go away faster and you become comfortable muchsooner.

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