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Mouth Herpes

Coming to a face near you.

If you’ve ever had a cold sore, you know how annoying and unpleasant it can be. Highly contagious, cold sores are brought about by the HSV-1 virus. Once you have this virus in your body, it’s there to stay. And if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you have this virus in your body—even if you don’t know it. Because an overwhelming 9 out of 10 adults around the world test positive for this virus. If you are a carrier, you’ll either never know you have the virus or you will wind up with fever blisters sporadically throughout your life.

Here are the cold, painful facts about this common nuisance.

The Virus Defined

The majority of people infected with the HSV-1 virus never show symptoms, but that doesn’t stop them from being able to spread the virus to others.

Also known as fever blisters, cold sores are small blisters filled with fluid that appear on your lips, around your mouth, in your mouth, in your nostrils, or on your cheeks. You may have just one or there may be several grouped together. Before the blisters occur, a tingling or itching sensation may be experienced around the area for a couple days. When the lesions appear, the skin around them may become swollen, red, and painful. Eventually, the unsightly blisters break open and leak fluid, a crust then forming over them, creating a cold sore that lasts one to two weeks.

For some people, the first symptoms of a cold sore outbreak may include a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, and/or a headache. Young children may have excessive drooling before a cold sore appears.

Cold Origins

There are two types of the herpes simplex virus. Type one leads to cold sores, or oral herpes. Type two is a sexually transmitted disease that affects the genital area. Though very different, both types can cause lesions around the mouth and genitals.

HSV-1 is most common and is spread through personal contact such as kissing or sharing eating utensils, razors, towels, or make-up. It can enter the body through the mouth or a cut in the skin.

You’re most contagious when you have an active cold sore, but the virus can spread even when no blisters are evident. Once you’ve had one cold sore, be prepared to have more throughout your life. After a single outbreak, the virus hangs out in your skin until it becomes active again.

Fever, stress, a weakened immune system, menstruation, sun exposure, and lack of sleep can all trigger the appearance of cold sores.

Killing off Cold Sores

Ready for the bad news? You can’t cure the HSV-1 virus. You just have to wait it out. In most cases, a cold sore will heal on its own after one to two weeks. If the cold sore is painful or if you’d rather not wait for a cold sore to go away and want it off your face as soon as possible, there are ways to lessen its severity and speed its healing by one to two days.
Prescription antiviral drugs are available to help a cold sore heal faster.

Or more convenient, over-the-counter creams are available to speed the healing process, relieve pain, help dry the blister, or soften the scab of the sore.

In the event your cold sore sticks around for longer than two weeks, seek medical attention. You should also get a doctor’s perspective if you wind up with a cold sore and are living with a weak immune system, you get cold sores frequently, the cold sores spread to other body parts, or the infection spreads to your eyes.

Don’t Wait for Infection

If you’ve been exposed to the virus, there’s no way to prevent yourself from getting a cold sore. But there are ways to lessen the chances of spreading the virus to other people or to other body parts.

If you have visible blisters, there are extra precautions. Don’t touch other people or other parts of your body—especially your eyes or genitals. Wash your hands frequently. Don’t share towels, make-up, drinking cups, or eating utensils.

Since the virus is in your body to stay, you don’t have to throw away your toothbrush or lip balm every time you get a cold sore. Just don’t share them with someone else!