It begins with a tingling, itching, a painful area around your mouth or lips, a fever, sore throat, achy neck.... and then it appears, a COLD SORE. If you get them, you hate them!
After the blisters appear, the cold sores usually break open, leak a clear fluid, and then crust over and disappear after several days to 2 weeks. Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are a group of small blisters around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus enters the body through a break in the skin and can be spread from a simple touch from one person to another. After the blisters appear, the cold sores usually break open, leak a clear fluid, and then crust over and disappear after several days to 2 weeks. For some people, cold sores can be very painful.
Some common cold sore triggers include:
- Sun and Ultraviolet Exposure
- Chapped or Dry Lips
- Illness or Fever
- Emotional and Physical Stress
- Injury to Lips
How can you treat Cold Sores:
Normally cold sores will usually start to heal on their own within a few day and there are treatments including skin creams, ointments, and pills, however, these treatments will only heal the cold sore 1-2 days faster. Although they definitely take away the uncomfortable sensation and pain, there is a more EFFECTIVE SOLUTION, LASER THERAPY!
Benefits of Laser therapy for Cold Sores:
- It destroys the virus causing the sore
- instant relief
- helps prevent if used at first sign of tingling
- hurrys up healing process
- very affordable
- only takes a few minutes to complete
- sore will not occur as intense or as frequent in that location
There is no cure once the virus infects the body, it stays there for your entire life. The great news is by having this laser treatment there is a great chance that you will not get another sore in that same location.
For immediate relief from your cold sore, call Glacier Dental and get back to your day, 920-235-3251!