Oct 20 , 2020
As winter approaches, changes in temperature or even fever can lead to the appearance of the famous cold sore.
This herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus and manifests as inflammatory lesions or in the form of blisters on the lip and in the area around it. Herpes simplex can also develop in other areas of the body.
The virus remains latent in the body and can be reactivated for different reasons such as:
- Sudden changes in temperature
- Excessive sun exposure (both in summer and winter)
- Fever or lowered defenses - Stress or fatigue - Hormonal changes - Specific medical treatments
The cold sore produces in a first phase redness of the lip, inflammation, itching, etc. It is usual that, in the following days, it forms wounds in the form of a gallbladder and later heals with a scab. It is important to note that the gallbladder or the scab should not be touched since it is very easy for the virus cycle to start again and the herpes to continue over time.
How can we treat herpes? The treatment of herpes simplex varies depending on the phase in which we are. Antiviral ointments are recommended to use from the beginning as they can slow down the appearance of the lesion. It is important to follow the recommended guideline since this stage is key.
If herpes is already in the form of blisters, drying creams should be used to help dry the blisters or blisters.
And above all, remember not to explode the blister or tear off the scab if it has already formed. Should we have any precautions with herpes simplex? It is very easy for this virus to be spread from one person to another, so we recommend following the following guidelines:
- Avoid sharing cutlery, glasses, napkins or towels
- Avoid kisses - Avoid biting your lips
- Strengthens the immune system - Use lipsticks with photoprotector
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