Prevent Cold Sores – Why Do We Suffer from Cold Sores?
A cold sore is also called a fever blister; its technical name is herpes simplex virus. Seventy percent of the population in Australia is affected by the herpes simplex virus. It is a contagious virus and it spreads from one person to another very quickly.
This virus spreads through saliva, physical contact, utensils, clothes and cotton used at the affected area, peeled dead skin, etc. Temporary treatment is available for this virus but there is no permanent cure yet. Research for permanent cure is being conducted in the United States of America.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this famous saying applies here also. People affected with this virus can get temporary relief by using various tablets and ointments.
It is important to keep this virus dormant by following strict diet regime and exercise. This virus affects the same place continuously within short intervals of time if it is not kept dormant.
We humans contract this disease from person to person. We suffer from cold sores because of our inability to stay healthy. Cold sores are anaerobic, meaning they do not require oxygen to survive.
If our body has normal levels of oxygen, then this virus would have fallen dormant because of its weakness in getting activated. These viruses need to get triggered so that they can actively affect the sensitive parts of the human body such as nostrils, face, eye lids, etc.
Deficient levels of oxygen provide a breeding ground for herpes simplex virus. Other viruses also get triggered and become active if the oxygen content in your body is below normal.
Another important reason why these viruses thrive in your body is acidity. These viruses thrive in acidic climate rather than alkaline climate. Your body is alkaline when you can maintain your body pH levels at 7.0. The human body remains stable at a pH level of 7.0.
Anything below 7.0 will trigger the herpes simplex virus and you will be having visible blisters. The human body is prone to diseases when the alkaline content in your body falls to below 7.0, it loses the ability to fight harmful viruses and disease-causing bacteria. Bacteria and disease fighting cells of our human body cannot survive at pH levels below 7.0.
So, after reading how painful cold sores can be, an ounce of prevention is definitely the way to go.
Prevent Cold Sores – Strengthen and Boost Your Immune System against Cold Sores
A person infected with the herpes virus can transmit this disease by kissing or by sharing the same cup of coffee. Generally, adults transmit this virus to their siblings and spouses. Even saliva from an infected person can transmit this virus to others.
There are various treatments available which can eradicate the virus temporarily. There are some over the counter creams which may prove to be helpful in treating the virus. Generally, tablets are prescribed according to the age and severity of the disease.
Patients suffering from cold sores needs to keep their cool which will put a lot less stress on their immune system. This anxiety caused by the attack and the effects of it actually stresses on the immune system. Stress is very harmful because it interferes with the basic building blocks of life. Stress produces harmful toxins which get released into the system.
Some of the nutrients which can help you battle against this virus are vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc oxide. More than 1200 milligrams of vitamin C can result in experiencing diarrhoea and it is generally advisable to consult your physician.
Oil present inside the vitamin E capsule can provide relief from the cold sore. High doses of vitamin C at the onset of this virus can give you much needed relief and it may stop the virus from attack.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoid can be an effective combatant against the virus. These nutrients and vitamins strengthen the immune system. Care should be taken not to take more than the recommended dose of any medication even if it is a vitamin. Consult your doctor for advice.
Two things need to be done in regard to your immune system; one is strengthening the immune system so that it effectively combats the virus and destroys the cells causing the virus. Secondly you need to stop the virus from replicating. If we can destroy and stop the virus from replicating, then we can put the virus into a dormant state.
Exercise and eating habits need to be changed to effectively combat the virus. Nascent oxygen is very much required to combat the diseases and viruses present in your body.
There are various links and informational websites regarding combating cold sores. Some of the various international forums and foundations are International herpes management Forum, International herpes alliance, New Zealand herpes foundation.
There are also books which provide information regarding the symptoms, medications, general knowledge about the herpes, virus, medications, precautions, structure of the virus, etc.
To learn how to prevent cold sores, watch this video – 5 WAYS TO GET RID OF A COLD SORE OVERNIGHT! | Linzee Nubiana
This post is from the Cold Sore Free Forever Program. It is created by Derek Shepton. A 12-year cold sore sufferer herself, she will show you how she cured her cold sores permanently for life and threw away ALL those worthless and expensive creams and over-the-counter drugs!
To find out more about this program, visit her website – Cure Cold Sores Fast