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6 Reasons Why You Get Cold Sores

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If you get cold sores (or fever blisters) you have the herpes simplex virus (usually HVS type 1, but also HVS type 2). Cold sores aren’t caused by colds, but by HSV, which lies in wait in the nerve ganglia cells until an outbreak is triggered. If you have HSV, it can never be cured, however, you can lessen the appearance of the itchy, painful, unsightly sores by recognizing and avoiding these six common cold sore triggers…

 

1. Here Comes the Sun…

If you like to bask in the sun, but are the unfortunate victim of cold sores, you may want to rethink your sunning ritual. According to the American Dental Association, sunlight is a common cold sore prompter.

Erratic weather changes, particularly too much sunlight, can spur cold sore outbreaks to reoccur. In fact, research from the University of Maryland Medical Center, claims that ultraviolet (UV) radiation via sun exposure is a prime cause for embarrassing fever blister flare up.

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