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Is It a Pimple… Or a Cold Sore?

Is It a Pimple… Or a Cold Sore?

You’re doing your morning routine and you notice a tender spot on your lip. A closer look shows the beginnings of a nasty looking sore, and your mind begins to race. Is it a pimple? Are my lips chapped? Or, is it a dreaded cold sore outbreak? As many as 90% of the population has the HSV-1 virus that causes cold sores, and other skin conditions can easily be confused, like canker sores or pimples. But you want to make sure which one it is so you can provide the proper treatment if it’s a cold sore or pimple. Is it a cold sore? The first thing you will notice … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cold Sores

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cold Sores

The Do’s and Don’ts for Cold Sore Treatment You know the signs, when you feel that tingle and know a cold sore is coming on. When you wake up in the morning, and you see a full-blown cold sore outbreak. With this handy guide, and InterceptCS by your side to prevent cold sores before they happen, you’ll never have to worry about that again. Do’s: Eat foods that have lots of Lysine. This includes dairy products, potatos, peas, lentals, beans, red meat, cheese, cod, nuts, eggs or soyabeans. Spirulina, fenugreek and brewer’s yeast also contain lysine. If you want a big dose, take an L-Lysine supplement. Use separate towels and … Continue reading

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Cold Sores During Pregnancy

Cold Sores During Pregnancy

How To Manage Cold Sores During Early Pregnancy and Beyond. If you’re pregnant, you’ve already got enough on your mind. The last thing you want to worry about is a cold sore outbreak. However, those with recurring cold sores can probably expect a cold sore during their pregnancy term. Why Do I Get Cold Sores During Pregnancy? While pregnant, the women’s body releases more hormones and, similar to the menstrual cycle. Increased hormones in the body can trigger a cold sore flare-up, as well as increased stress, lack of sleep, and other common pregnancy issues. There are also additional risks to having a cold sore with a baby on the … Continue reading

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Reducing Stress, Reducing Cold Sores

Reducing Stress, Reducing Cold Sores

Get Rid of Cold Sores With Stress Reduction Stress is a proven and a sure path to a cold sore outbreak. Stress hinders many aspects of the body, one of them being the immune system. As discussed in previous articles, stress reduces the body’s ability to repress the HSV-1 virus, which allows an outbreak to occur. Stress can happen in any part of our lives. Whether it’s related to work, fights with friends, problems with family, or things we find annoying, everyone feels stressed sometimes. It’s important to manage stress if you want to get rid of cold sores fast, so here’s a list of our top ways of reducing stress now. … Continue reading

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Know the Stages | Stop a Cold Sore

Know the Stages | Stop a Cold Sore

Know the stages to stop a cold sore before it appears. During the life of a cold sore outbreak, which typically lasts around two weeks, your cold sore will go through five different stages. Each stage is unique and by taking certain precautions during certain stages, the outbreak can be less severe and shortened significantly. Lets get started: Stage 1: The Tingle. The tingle, otherwise known as the Prodrome stage, is when symptoms first make themselves known. The area will begin to get warm and painful, with an itching or tingling sensation being associated. This might last a few hours or a full day, and the skin may feel as … Continue reading

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Cold Sore & Canker Sore, What’s the Difference?

Cold Sore & Canker Sore, What’s the Difference?

Cold Sores and Canker Sores – Know the Difference Canker sores and cold sores share many similarities. Both infections appear in similar areas, have likewise triggers, such as stress, cuts, hormonal changes, and can be very painful. However, in order to receive the proper treatment, it is important to be able to tell the difference between the two. Canker Sores Origin: Canker sores are caused by a number of different factors, including a lack of proper nutrition, mainly vitamin deficiency, times of high stress or a facial injury, and lapses in the immune system. Canker sores can happen to anyone, but people around the age of 10-20 are the most … Continue reading

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Cold Sore Triggers

Cold Sore Triggers

Some of the most common aspects of our lives can trigger cold sore outbreaks. Various factors influence when and how severe a cold sore can be. You can avoid your next serious outbreak by avoiding a couple key triggers that surround our daily routines, and by being proactive. Lack of Sleep Lack of sleep is one of the primary triggers in a cold sore outbreak. When you don’t get enough sleep, your immune system suffers, making flare-ups more common and severe. In a hectic schedule, it can be easy to loss track of sleep, so be sure to include time in your day for relaxation and sleep. Added exercise can … Continue reading

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What To Expect | Cold Sore Medications

What To Expect | Cold Sore Medications

Know What You’re Taking Cold Sores affect millions of people across the country, with studies showing 60% of the population will suffer from the incurable infection. In response, there have been dozens of medications created to battle the Herpes virus. However, a number of these oral medications have harmful side effects, ranging from mild to severe to life threatening. Here is an informative list of potential side-effects of some of the most popular Cold Sore medications available: Acyclovir Acyclovir, otherwise known as Zovirax, are tablets taken orally, often 2-5 times daily during flare-ups. This medication’s purpose is to reduce the severity of infection and length of outbreaks. Prescribing this medication … Continue reading

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