martes, 30 de diciembre de 2014

Why do I get cold sores?

01. Stay on red alert

An estimated eight in 10 people in the UK will wind up harbouring the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, with the soft mucus membranes of your lips being the most likely point of entry. The virus is highly contagious however you might not even know it’s hiding there, so staying on Defcon 1 throughout winter is your best tactic.

02. Identify the target

Once it’s in, the herpes virus infiltrates your skin cells and replicates, infecting your nerve endings. The most obvious sign it’s ready to come out of hiding is an itch or tingling sensation and tiny swelling on your lip. The moment you suspect any enemy action, apply well-wrapped ice to prevent the virus from spreading to surrounding cells.

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