WHAT ARE COLD SORES?
Cold sores, also known by the name fever blisters, are a painful infection typically caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1.
Small blisters may appear on the lip and around the mouth, with the skin around them often red and swollen.
Herpes simplex, the leading cause for cold sores, can be transmitted through kissing and/or sharing of silverware, towels and razors with somebody who is infected.
Your doctor may prescribe anaesthetic gel or antiviral oral medication, such as Zovirax, Famvir and Valtrex to nullify the pain or speed up healing. Over the counter topical remedies are also available, such as Abreva. These will help reduce pain and speed up healing.
To prevent further spread of cold sores, it is essential to wash one’s hands immediately after touching a cold sore, to reduce the chances of an eye or genital spread of infection. Apply sunblock to the face and lips before prolonged time in sunlight. Also, do not kiss or use anything that has come into oral contact with a person who has contracted cold sores.
Finally, one can also use Emu oil. Emu oil is a natural remedy that has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. It can sooth and treat a myriad of skin problems including diaper rash.
Properties Of Emu Oil
- Anti Inflammatory
- Hypoallergenic – Suitable for All Skin Types
- Non Comedogenic – Does Not Clog Pores
- Transdermal – High Penetration into Skin
EMUDERM™ Emu Oil
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- Strict Quality Control
- Rich in Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9
- Contains Vitamins A,D,E & F
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