Face or mouth is the one of the most important parts in human body that is very sensitive. Any form of skin related disease that occur in face not only harms the look but ir also creates immense trouble for a man or woman. One of such troublesome disease is cold sores. Cold sores are small blisters that form on the edge of the face, lips or under the nose. These are caused by virus. Cold sores accompany pain , swelling, sometimes burning sensation. Blisters stay for 1 or 2 days then erupt. Liquid comes out from the open sore and it subsequently dries up and then gone.
Causes Of Cold Sores
It is already mentioned that cold sores is a viral disease. A virus called herpes simplex virus causes cold sores on the mouth. Any man or woman can have HSV virus inside him or her. But does not have cold sores in life. The virus can lay dormant all through the life. But sometimes it causes cold sores in men or women who have fever, some kind of emotional stress, injury to the skin and change in the level of hormones ( particularlyin women during periods). A man or woman who does not have the virus can contact cold sores through touching the liquid of the blister or saliva from the infected person. Sharing things, kissing the mouth can spred this disese from one person to another. It is very often seen that small children are getting this disease from their parents particularly mothers.
Cold sores can go within one week. But some easy steps can be taken so that it does not spread to other body parts of or to other nearest or dearest people.
Here Are 5 Steps To Treat Or Prevent Cold Sores In Women
Always Avoid Skin Contact Or Sharing Things
If you know someone nearest who has got cold sores then you have to try to remain a bit detached from him or her for a few days. Do not go very close to the person, avoid using the things he or she is using. This detachment will help you to prevent the spread of cold sores in you. On the other hand if you are the infected person then avoid close contact with other people so that the virus or disease does not spread to them.
Contact Doctor To Have Effective Medicines
Modern medical science has effective medicines some in the form of balm or ointments for irritating problems like cold sores. Using these give relief rapidly which is good both for the infected person and people around him or her. Over the counter medicines are also available. But it is always good to contact a physician and use the medicine prescribed by him or her.
Always Wash Your Hands And Try Not To Touch The Sores
Health experts advice a woman who has cold sores to wash her hands always so that the virus does not spread to other parts of her body or cause problem to the others. With this doctors urge a person not to touch the blisters often. becase if he or she touches other body parts after touching the blisters then the disease can spread there also. Complication can take place if blisters occur in eyes or in genital area.
Avoid Direct Sun Light
Sunlight causes the level of irritation to increase in cold sores. This can double the discomfort a person normally faces in cold sores. So health experts request to avoid sun light or direct exposure to sunlight for a few days if any one has cold sores. Still if a woman has to get outside for work then she can use cover like sunscreen or umbrella to avoid direct sunlight.
Ice Gives Relief
Everyone has refrigerator in his or her house. All a woman has to do is to bring an ice cube out and gently rub or apply it on blisters wrapping inside a clean towel. She has to hold it there for 10 to 15 minutes and reapeat the whole process several times day a in every three to four hours.