What is Cold Sore Prevention?

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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…

Reducing Stress, Reducing Cold Sores

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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…

Cold Sores & Your Eyes

Over our various blog articles, we have discussed how cold sores affect parts of the body other than the lips. While the HSV-1 and HSV-2 virus strains are the most common, there’s also the Herpes Zoster or HZV, Cytomegalovirus or CMV, and…

How to Make a Cold Sore Heal Faster

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Cold sore are ruthless in during outbreaks; painful, long-lasting and unsightly, anyone who suffers from recurring cold sore outbreaks knows the struggle. Often we look for ways to shorten the duration of a cold sore outbreak however we can…

Cold Sore Prevention Diet

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There’s been many studies done on the link between diet and cold sore outbreaks. Much like other parts of the body, your diet can affect how your body functions and performs tasks. By giving your body the best possible food, rich in vitamins…

How to Protect Your Lips

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One of the main causes of a cold sore can be cracked or dry lips. When lips are dry, they can easy split, especially around the corners of your mouth. This is a perfect opportunity for a cold sore to appear, so keeping your lips in the best…

Cold Sores & Eczema | The Hidden Danger

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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…

Your Liver & Cold Sores

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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…

What Causes Cold Sores?

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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…

Managing Your Emotions with Cold Sores

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Sometimes, we like to think “That will never happen to me.” One of those things is probably cold sores. After a night of drinking, hanging with friends, meeting someone new, or even out of the blue, we suddenly find ourselves dealing with…