by Varick Cold sores are a product of the herpes simplex virus 1. When the virus is activated, small blisters form on the outside of the area of the mouth and lips and can even affect other parts of the face. Blisters of cold sores can be painful. Fill, then drain and scab. According to the Institute of patient education, the blisters of cold sores usually disappear within one to two weeks. Meanwhile, there are steps you can take to make them less painful and prevent spreading. To alleviate the pain There are many creams available over the counter that will provide some of the pain associated with cold sores. One way that these creams to fight pain is to keep the soft and wet to the outer layer of the crust not dry and crack vials. Apply the medication directly to the crust. Another topical treatment that can prevent dryness and cracking is petroleum jelly. Applied to ulcers, petroleum jelly also prevents bacteria outside the open scab.
To relieve swelling of a cold sore, you can apply ice packs directly to the sore. Ice will relieve pain and do much of the subsidy swelling. If the cold sore scab is dry and cracked when inflated, it will cause a feeling of “division” which can be quite painful. The Nemours Foundation lists the sun as one of the primary aggravators of cold sores, and the more the sores and scabs can encourage more strikes virus from spreading and causing pain in the inflamed ulcers and scabies. Sunscreen protects the scab sun and keeps softened. While you can use a stick of sunscreen to cover the cold sore scab, be sure to discard after use as it is now contaminated. To prevent outbreaks of separate and continuous One of the best treatments to be applied to cold sores crust to prevent the spread of the virus is petroleum jelly. As mentioned above, petroleum jelly maintains the soft outer crust and bacteria out, but also prevents the HSV-1 virus Cascarita leaving the area and being passed on to others. Tea tree oil has antiviral properties, specifically against herpes simplex virus, according to a study by the National Institute of Health. Tea tree oil, applied twice daily with a cotton ball, can help prevent the spread of the virus to others when applied to a festering scab. If you have an active cold sore scab, be sure to wash your hands after touching the sore. Discard disposable items that were not in contact with the crust and have no physical contact with the other until the crust is gone.