How to avoid cold sores in your mouth

If you have a group of small blisters around your mouth or lips, you are most likely dealing with cold sores. Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by HSV or herpes simplex virus. These parasites permeate our body via our mouth or a break in the skin. This infection simply spreads when you touch a person with a cold sore, or when you share their utensils, kiss them, or even touch their saliva. Apart from the mouth, cold sores can also infect other body parts too. But you can prevent it from happening by following the tips below.

Steer clear from all infected sources that can give you cold sores։

In other words, you need to avoid coming into contact with things that an infected person may have used like utensils, glasses, towels, toothbrushes, and razors, or even kissing an infected person.

Take preventive measures։

Speaking of triggers, you can also prevent them by applying sunscreens and/or lip balms. You should also avoid touching your cold sore, unless you are gently dabbing sunscreen on the affected areas. Always wash your hands before applying any remedy onto the fever blister.

Home remedies are the best option։

While applying ice on the affected areas can help in reducing the discomfort caused by cold sores, it won’t cure you of the breakout completely. Applying aloe vera gel on the affected areas will be better at helping you alleviate the symptoms with its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Consult a doctor։

If none of the remedies seem to be working, you need to consult a doctor. They can prescribe you the necessary medications to relieve you from the annoying symptoms in no time.

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