How I got rid of my cold sores and prevent them from happening ever again

How I got rid of my cold sores and prevent them from happening ever again

 Today, I am going to share with you guys   how I got rid of my cold sores and prevent them from happening ever again.  What are cold sores? Cold sores are fever blisters and they are common viral infections. They are tiny   and fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips as Mayo Clinic defies it and they usually   group in patches after the blisters break scalp forms that can last about several days. 

cold sores contagious
cold sores contagious

Cold sores usually heal within a couple of weeks without leaving a scar. What are the symptoms   of cold sores? A cold sore usually passes through several stages tingling and itching.   Many people feel itching burning or tingling around the lips for a day or so before a small   hard painful spot appears and blisters erupt blisters small fluid filled blisters typically   erupt along the border of your lips sometimes. They appear around the nose or cheeks or inside   the mouth boosting and crusting the small blisters may merge and then burst leaving   shallow open sores that ooze and crust over. 

When you experience a first cold sore,   you may have the following: fever, painful gum, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes.   Children under five years old may have cold sores inside their mouth and the lesions   may mistakenly for canker sores, canker sores involved a mucus membrane. When to see a doctor,   you may need to see a doctor when you have the following such as you have a weakened immune   system and the cold sores don't go away or don't heal within two weeks, you have frequent cold sores   and you have irritation in your eyes. 

What causes cold sores? 

Cold sores are most contagious when   you have oozing blisters because the virus easily spreads through contact with infected body fluids   but you can spray the virus even if you don't have blisters. Many people who are infected   with the virus that causes cold sores never develop signs and symptoms.   Once you've had an episode of herpes infection, the virus lies dormant in nerve cells in your   skin and may re-emerge as another cold sore at the same place as before. Recurrence may be triggered   by viral infection or fever hormonal changes such as those related to menstruation stress,   fatigue, exposure to sunlight and wind, changes in the immune system, and injury to the skin.   

Your doctors may prescribe an antiviral medication for you to take on a regular basis if you develop   cold sores more than nine times a year or you are at risk of serious um complications. If sunlight   seems to trigger the occurrences of cold sores, just apply sunblock on that spot that you   like to have cold sores or you could talk to your doctor to prescribe you an oral anti-viral drug if   you need to do some activities in extreme sun exposure to avoid spreading of the cold sores   to other people. You may consider doing the following: avoid kissing and skin contact with people while   the blisters are present the virus spreads easily. When the blisters leak fluid second avoid sharing   items these items are utensils, towels, lip balm, and some other personal belongings,   especially the personal belongings can spread virus when the blisters are present. 3rd,   keep your hand clean. And always wash your hands before you touch yourself or others or especially   babies. 

Unfortunately, there is no cure for cold sores but treatment can help manage outbreaks   prescription antiviral medicine or cream can help out heal the cold sores very quickly or   from happening very often and they may reduce um the length and the severity of the outbreaks   in the future. So, when somebody has cold sores, they tend to have them throughout their life   from time to time. I started to have cold sores inside my mouth when I was six years old and   since then I started to have them from time to time and since I became an adult I would have   them um on and around my lips area. 

They are very itchy and sore and I look so hideous especially   when I had to show up at work. I tried all the well-known brands over the counter medicine   and cream it seemed like they didn't work for me at all. At one point, my dermatologist um prescribed   me a medication, probably, anti-viral medication to help out with my cold sores and guess what?   Well, my insurance didn't cover that cost for me and it would cost me about 240 dollars   or something like that so I just like forget it. I'm not gonna get that.

 So, I didn't go with   that um prescription because it cost me so much. I just wanted to save some money too.   So, I'd rather go through all the pains and itchiness and all that stuff within two weeks instead but in   2018, my relative told me to take vitamin C that would help me a lot with my immune system and   I wouldn't have a lot of common cold symptoms throughout the year so I tried taking vitamin C daily   since and since 2018 I haven't had any cold sores since and this is my vitamin C with rose hips. I am not a health care professional so make sure you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns   about your cold sores. 

For me taking vitamin C daily, it gives me a lot of health benefits. So, I kind of take a look at this information and do some search on the internet   and I found out that, according to WebMD, vitamin C is the safest and effective nutrients. The   WebMD says that vitamin C is the most safest and effective nutrients that anybody can take.   It may include protection against immune system, deficiencies, cardiovascular disease,   prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkles and the intake amount for an adult   is about 2,000 mg a day. That's all for this video. Now you know how I got rid of my cold sores and   prevent them from happening ever again. Um leave me a comment if you guys ever take vitamin C to   prevent cold sores or to help out with cold sores or you guys use anything else entirely and would   love to share it with me. I would appreciate it a lot.