Cold Sore

Cold sore is a fluid-filled lesions caused by infection with herpes simplex virus type 1. Different from cold sores to cancer. Body condition is sometimes associated with the disease cold this afternoon. When you think of this disease can not be cured, you can take steps to reduce the frequency of occurrence and limit the duration of this case.


The symptoms of cold sores include:

• The emergence of small bumps, sore, and filled with fluid, making the skin red, especially around the mouth.
• Pain or tingling called prodome, often preceded by skin blister between one to two days.
• It usually occurs between 10-14 days.

Cold sores mostly occur in the area around the lips. Sometimes cold sores occur on your nostrils, chin or hands - often also grow on the walls of the mouth and gums. Afternoon appear on the soft tissues in the mouth, such as in the mouth or under the tongue surface, it might be cancer, but usually it is a cold sore. Signs or symptoms may not seem for 20 days after exposure to herpes simplex virus. This is the hallmark of the afternoon.

Causes & Risk Factors


Specific herpes simplex virus can cause cold sores. Herpes simplex virus type 1 that causes cold sores. Herpes simplex virus type 2 usually causes genital herpes.

The first stage happens is you herpes infection of people with wounds that have not healed. Sharing eating utensils, razors or towels, and such kissing can spread the herpes simplex virus type 1. Then oral contact - can cause genital herpes simplex virus infection type 1 on the genitals.

Once you hit the first stage had herpes infection, the virus will be asleep for a while in the nerve cells of skin and may emerge again as an infection in or near the affected body part first stage of infection. You will feel itchy or high sensitivity for a previous infection. Fever, menstruation, stress, fatigue and exposure to direct sunlight can trigger a recurrence of disease.

Cold sores and cancer sores

Quite different from cold sores canker afternoon, the conditions in which some people associate with the disease cold sores. Cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus active again, and contagious. Canker afternoon is not contagious, canker sores afternoon is occurring in the soft tissues in the mouth, places where cold sores are typically not going to happen.


You can take steps to shield themselves from the cold afternoon. To prevent the disease-spreading to other body parts or to avoid infectious to others, such as:
• Avoid kissing and skin contact with another person when seen any blisters. The virus can spread easily along the existing discharge from blisters.

• Avoid borrowing equipment. Supplies, towels, lip balm and other equipment can spread the virus when blisters are formed.

• Keep your hands to keep them clean. Wash your hands properly before touching another person when you are exposed to cold sores.

• Be careful when touching other parts of your body. The eyes and the area around the genitals can be special areas that are vulnerable to the spread of the virus.

• Use sunblock. Use sunblock on the lips and face before exposure to the sun for a long time to help prevent cold sores.


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