The cold sore, also known as herpes simplex type one, is resistant against the body’s natural immune defenses. It is closely linked to the sexually transmitted herpes virus, also referred to as herpes simplex type two. The cold sore usually appears somewhere in the mouth area especially when the virus type one is exposed to hot and damp conditions. There are several ways for you to treat the herpes simplex virus type one if you should catch it.
• Relax and learn how to manage your stress. Stress creates a conducive environment for the herpes simplex virus to develop. For this reason, people who are often stressed are more likely to be susceptible to cold sores than those who have learned to manage their stress.
• Ask your doctor to prescribe an effective anti-viral medication. There are quite a lot of medicines in the market that are effective against cold sores and can prevent the likelihood of another outbreak. Children who were given the medication reduced severity and lesser frequency of outbreaks. Herpes simplex type one is strong against topical ointments, so medication should be administered orally.
• Avoid contact with someone who has caught the herpes simplex virus. Herpes simplex two is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is easily spread even if there’s no outward indication of its presence.
• Many people prefer to treat their cold sores in the privacy of their own home. Part of that home remedy is taking 125 milligrams of aspirin every day. Aspirin can be ordered from a Canadian drug online store or can also be purchased from a nearby local US pharmacy. Many cold sore sufferers have attested that this remedy proved to be helpful.
• Many acupuncture specialist claim they can make cold sores disappear. This ancient oriental art of healing uses long tiny needles that are stuck in the body’s meridian points. The acupuncturist traces the source of your imbalance or illness that has caused the cold sore and sticks a needle in that trouble spot.