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Cold Sores & Eczema | The Hidden Danger

Cold Sores & Eczema | The Hidden Danger

If you suffer from eczema, you know that there’s a long list of things or environments that can make it worse. One particular trigger that can make eczema even worse, or even deadly, is the cold sore virus. Eczema Herpeticum If a person with a rash of flared up eczema comes into direct contact with a cold sore, it can lead to a potentially very serious condition known as Eczema Herpeticum. Eczema Herpectium occurs when damaged skin comes is infected with the HSV-1 virus. This only happens through skin-to-skin contact. It can also happen through direct contact with HSV-2. Contact with a cold sore on a distressed part of the … Continue reading

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L-Lysine Cold Sore Home Remedy Case Study

L-Lysine Cold Sore Home Remedy Case Study

While it’s know that L-Lysine has been used as a home remedy for cold sores, little is known about just how effective it is. During a randomized, double-blind study using 7 participants, 6 showed that could be effective at decreasing the frequency of cold sores. However, only 2 participants showed that L-lysine was able to decrease the severity of an outbreak. Initial Studies The first study into the effectiveness of L-lysine supplements was performed in 1978 during randomized screening tests. During the test, patients would receive 11 tablets of 500mg L-lysine tablets, to be taken on the onset of an outbreak, and at the beginning and end of each day … Continue reading

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Your Liver & Cold Sores

Your Liver & Cold Sores

Most people wouldn’t associate cold sore outbreaks with liver health. But the way your liver operates could point to why you’re having constant, recurring outbreaks of cold sores. Healthy living is a critical step in eliminating outbreaks before they happen. The immune system is one of the main reasons the virus either stays dormant or creates an outbreak, and the liver can be a powerful contributor to the well-being of this primary defense. A healthy diet that properly supports the liver is extremely important to maintaining a strong immune system. Even better, a healthy diet mixed with regular exercise will boost both liver and other important internal functions that support … Continue reading

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What Causes Cold Sores?

What Causes Cold Sores?

What Are Cold Sore Causes? Essentially, cold sores are a strain of the herpes simplex virus, HSV-1. Surprisingly, estimates are that over 80% of the population in North America carries the herpes virus, though inactive. Many factors determine if the virus will remain dormant in a person or if it will be active. Where Do Cold Sores Come From? The herpes simplex virus usually enters the body through a break or opening in the skin around or inside the mouth. The virus is spread when a person comes in contact with a cold sore or infected fluid, such as saliva or physical contact. Sometimes parents can spread cold sores to … Continue reading

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What is Cold Sore Prevention?

What is Cold Sore Prevention?

The Closest We’ve Been to a Cold Sore Cure The situation is all too familiar – it’s a Friday night, you’re getting ready to call it a night, and you feel that familiar tingling on your lip. That’s when the panic sets in, that “Oh no, how am I going to avoid this?” racing through your mind. You could go to the local drug store and buy every product within site, you could put an ice patch on it, or you could take your chances and just go to bed. When you wake up, it’s happened. A large cold sore has appeared and is beginning its reign of terror. You … 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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Double-Blind Study

Double-Blind Study

In 1998-99, Professor Loic Vaillant of the Department of Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine in Tours, together with Dr. Deheuvels and eight independent physicians, undertook a double-blind clinical trial, producing a report entitled “Study of the Effects of Therapik Topical Heat in Recurrent Peri-buccal Herpes”. The study was a randomized, cross-over double-blind study, comparing the effectiveness of the Therapik thermal therapy device in treating cold sores with the results of a visually identical placebo device. The study involved a total of 47 patients at ten separate investigation centres. All patients had a history of recurrent cold sores, with a minimum of 4 outbreaks in the previous 12 months. Study … Continue reading

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