Cold Sore Prevention - How to Prevent Fever Blisters
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Cold sores, also called fever blisters, result from a herpes simplex virus infection. Approximately 40 million people develop at least one cold sore every year.
At this point in time, no known cure exists, but various natural treatments can drastically curtail the incidence of cold sores, as well as speed recovery if you happen to develop one. Generally, the virus enters the body through a break in the skin, and can be spread through touching a fluid-infected utensil and other item.
Many factors can cause a cold sore to break out; however, all boil down to the same conclusion - a compromised immune system. One can take several measures to protect against infection and thus reduce the chances of getting a cold sore or passing the infection on to another person.
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In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
The first step in core sore prevention is to try to avoid kissing and having other direct skin contact with an infected person. The virus can spread easily and rapidly through moist secretions, and if the person has a weakened immune system, transmission of the infection can occur even if the skin appears to be healed.
Secondly for cold sore prevention, for a similar reason, do not share items like toiletries, utensils, and other items with an infected person. Practice excellent hygiene by keeping your hands clean so as to avoid picking up or spreading the virus. If you have an infection, avoid touching parts of your body without first washing your hands, as this will spread infection.
Make every effort to boost your immune system so that it can thwart a possible infection. If you have certain situations that you know will stress your body and thus possibly affect your immune system, practice some relaxation techniques. Strong immunity is your best bet toward cold sore prevention.
Further boost your immunity with dietary supplements, such as Siberian ginseng or flax seed oil. Vitamin C, L-Lysine supplements, topical creams, and acupuncture have all helped either to avoid reoccurring cold sores, or assisted in their treatment.
There are other aspects of a healthy diet and lifestyle which aid cold sore prevention. For example, avoid refined or over-processed products which give you empty calories and do nothing to assist in increasing your immunity.
Fatigue can stress your immunity as well, so be sure to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep every night. In addition, dietary supplements such as buttermilk have been suggested as being effective. Do also take note that cold sores can affect individuals who sunbathe more often than other individuals.
Used in combination, these simple cold sore prevention tips should indeed help you to prevent as well as treat fever blisters that may afflict you.
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