What Causes Cold Sores?
by Denny Bodoh
You must know what causes cold sores
if you want to heal them quickly, or prevent future cold sore outbreaks.
Two strains of the herpes simplex virus - type 1 and type 2 - are always the
cause of cold sores. 80%
of all cold sores are caused by the herpes type 1 with the remaining 20% caused
by type 2. The sores caused by either type are identical in every respect.
The cold sore virus primarily lives in hibernation - hiding in the nerve root cells near
where the nerves connect with each other. This is called the nerve
When the herpes virus becomes active, it travels to the surface through the
nerve fiber and enters the nerve cells there. It then forces the cells to
become herpes virus factories - creating exact copies of the
The virus then destroys the
cell to release all the new virus. This process of exploding millions of
cells close to each other is what causes that open, weeping wound.
Many people who carry the virus never get a cold sore - so what causes cold
sores in some of us and not others?
Let's take a look at the three main causes of cold sores.
1. Your Health. The stronger your health, the stronger your immune
system. If you get sick regularly, or are getting frequent cold sore outbreaks,
then keep in mind the basics for vibrant health. Fresh foods and
vegetables, exercise, limited alcohol and tobacco use, plenty of clean water
2. Your Diet. It is not always easy
to eat the way we should in this hectic world. The best and cheapest
investment in your health and building a strong immune system is to take a
good quality vitamin and mineral supplement. Eat foods that are high in
lysine such as meat, egg and dairy products. Lysine fights cold sore
high arginine foods that cause cold sores such as chocolate, grains and
beans. The virus needs arginine to replicate.
3. Your stress. Stress is considered the main cause of cold sores.
We can not avoid stress in life, but we can reduce the physical effects that are
created by stress. Some stress triggers
have been specifically linked to causing cold sores. Two of the best known
triggers for cold sore outbreaks are illnesses such as colds (thus the name
"cold sores") and fevers (thus the term "fever blisters"). Other real common triggers include weddings,
dental work, pregnancy, allergies, toxins in the environment, medications,
sun exposure and physical injuries.
When you want to determine what causes cold sores for you, just examine any
undo stress within the last two or three days and you will likely find the
answer. No matter how careful and healthy we are, these unfortunate
outbreaks can and will
happen - and at the worst of times. Be prepared. Have a good cold sore
treatment plan and you will enjoy much relief.
Experts agree that, right now, natural science is still your best choice for
treating cold sore outbreaks.
Data studies have uncovered a natural cold sore remedy that works like no
This discovery can reduce the healing time of your cold sore by about
80% for most people.
Yes, and the best part - it can prevent future cold sore events as well. And it is so cheap and
easy. In fact, you probably won't have to buy a darn thing.
If you have time, check it out now.
FREE YOURSELF OF COLD SORES FOR LIFE
a quick and easy home cure that works!
COLD SORE TREATMENT
CAUSES COLD SORES
COLD SORE SYMPTOMS
RID OF A COLD SORE
WEDDING SAVED !
COLD SORE CURED
IN 3 DAYS
"I put your method to work for
5 days before the wedding ... in less than 24 hours, the
cold sore had reduced quite a bit. It is now 2 days before the wedding
and it's completely gone!
totally shocked!" ........Barb
K., Denver, CO
- Click Here
The scenario is all
too familiar: You feel a tingling on your lip and a small, hard spot that
you can't yet see. Sure enough, in a day or two, red blisters appear on your
lip. It's another cold sore, probably happening at a bad time, and there's
no way to hide it or make it go away quickly.
Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are quite different from canker
READ MORE AT
MAYO CLINIC SITE
Cold sores, sometimes
called fever blisters, are clusters of small blisters on the lip and outer
edge of the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red and inflamed.
The blisters can break open, weep a clear fluid, and then scab over after a
few days. Complete healing may take ...
READ MORE AT
WEB MD SITE
Information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help.