They come out when you least expect it. They’re very common, and are easy to despise. Cold sores, also “affectionately” known as fever blisters or HSV-1, tend to show up at the most inopportune times. Imagine making a first impression at a job interview while brandishing a freshly-grown cold sore on your lip! In this article, we’re going to look at some of the things that cause cold sores to appear on our mouths.
What Causes Cold Sores
-Not so surprisingly, getting a cold can cause a cold sore to appear. A fever may also cause a sore to show up. A weak immune system will allow these annoying blisters to reappear constantly.
-Being in contact with another person that has the virus will cause you to get a cold sore. It can easily be transferred to you by sharing a towel, eating utensil, drink, or anything else that would have made contact with their cold sore. If you have one, do not touch it! Wash your hands frequently to keep it from spreading.
-Getting too much sun can allow a cold sore to make an unwelcome appearance. Try to use a lip balm with SPF protection, which can help guard your lips from the sun’s unforgiving rays.
Thankfully, solutions are available. If you enlist the services of an accredited dental clinic that uses an in-office laser, like we do at Dentistry On 7 in Unionville, you can get your cold sore effectively treated. Having this procedure done can decrease the pain associated with them and speed up the healing process. In some cases, laser treatment can prevent them from reappearing! As soon as you feel the “tingling” of a cold sore, you should contact your dentist and make an appointment immediately.