I have to be honest again – I love my lips and I want to keep them healthy at all times. While I have never had a cold sore, they are quite common and nothing to laugh about. They can be painful and embarrassing. With cold sores being so common, they shouldn’t be as embarrassing as they are, but the truth is that you don’t just want to prevent and treat yours, you want to make sure they don’t spread to your friends and family. You’re maybe wondering a few things. What is a cold sore? And how did you get one? A cold sore is a small blister that forms around the mouth that is clear and filled with fluid.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus that lives inside nerve tissue. It’s estimated that 80% of the population carry the virus, and that 60 million people have outbreaks once or more per year. Known as fever blisters, Herpes Simplex (HSV1) – they are NOT the same as genital herpes. Good news is that there are ways to prevent and treat cold sores. According to Quantum Health*, patients had symptoms significantly reduced with Lip Clear® Lysine + Topical Ointment.
1 – Reduce your stress. This is way easier said than done, but if you’ve already had one cold sore, the virus is in your system and always will be, but hopefully dormant. Stress weakens your resistance to cold sores, so stress solutions help.
2 – Don’t share germs with a cold sore! They spread through contact with someone who has them. This means to limit kissing, and also sharing forks, spoons and glasses. Also don’t touch your sore or someone else’s sore until it clears.
3 – Keep your lips out of the sun. Excessive sunlight can cause an outbreak. Wear a lip balm with SPF and facial sunscreen. You can wear a hat or sit in the sun. If you do have a cold sore, put balm on with a cotton swab so it doesn’t spread.
4 – If you have one, ice it. It doesn’t work the way medication does, but a cold pack can reduce the pain and inflammation.
5 – Use the Lip Clear trio. Lip Clear Lysine+ Ointment provides pain relief, cuts healing time in half, and also moisturizes lips. Lip Clear Lysine+ Coldstick protects your lips from the sun, which is a common trigger, and also soothes cracked or chapped lips for fast relief. The Lip Clear Invisible Cold Sore Bandage is an invisible cold sore bandage that protects your cold sore from day-to-day irritants, creating a healing environment. You can apply makeup on top of it too!
Lip Clear Lysine+ Ointment has been shown to cut the healing time in HALF! That soothing, moisturizing action stops pain on contact. It’s the leading and most effective herbal nutrient ointment available. And it’s soothing, effective, cold sore care with Lysine and 14 nutrients. Check out more information about how to use the Lip Clear Invisible Cold Sore Bandage: