Let’s get real here –
Cold sore could be painful, stinging, unsightly, and embarrassing.
If we happen to get them, cold sores are something that we tend to cure as soon as possible – because waiting for them to fade away is simply a nightmare to deal with.
While Virulite Cold Sore Machine is a FDA cleared electronic device available for the light treatment of cold sores –
Does Virulite really work? How about the user reviews?
Before we examine deeper, let’s first understand more about core sore.
Cold Sore Causes, Symptoms, Transmission.
Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are small fluid-filled blisters that usually form on the lips or skin around the mouth, nose and on the chin.
Cold sore is a common skin infection caused by herpes simplex virus (strain HSV-1) that is highly contagious and can be easily passed from person to person by close direct contact. Note that HSV-1 is different from HSV-2 that affects the genitals, though these two virus strains can also cause fever blisters on either mouth or genital areas.
It can be tricky to know that we’ve been suffering from these viruses as cold sores never create any pre-signs of symptoms since they just pop out of nowhere.
From the first moment we are infected by HSV-1, the virus will lie quietly within nerve cells underneath the skin, before coming out again if there is a trigger that causes it (much like a dormant volcano, if you ask me).
So what are the triggers that can make the HSV-1 wake up?
Fever, prolonged stress, fatigue, sudden changes in your immune system (especially if you have problems relating with the gut), or hormonal imbalances (common among women) are the common triggers of cold sores.
To make the situation even more challenging –
According to the University of Wisconsin, even if the cold sore is cured, the virus HSV-1 may become active again and cause recurrent cold sores:
The virus remains in the body but lies dormant in a bundle of nerves called the trigeminal ganglion and stops causing infection. Cold sores typically recur three to four times a year, although some people may develop more than one cold sore per month.
People often experience tingling, burning, or itching at the site prior to an outbreak. Outbreaks are often spontaneous, without a specific reason or cause, but some common triggers include:
- overexposure to sunlight
- hormonal changes (premenstrual, pregnancy)
- surgical procedures or trauma to the site
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