A cold sore, also known as fever blister, is a small, painful blister that appears on or around the lips. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). HSV-1 is a very common virus that is spread through close contact, such as kissing. Once you have the virus, it can stay in your body for the rest of your life if you don’t treat it well.
Our new and powerful Cold Sore Relief Cream works by suppressing the growth of the herpes simplex virus. The cream should be applied to the affected area as soon as you notice the first signs of a cold sore, such as tingling or itching. It will help shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak by stopping the virus from multiplying and spreading.
If you have a severe cold sore or if your cold sores are frequent, we will recommend you combine the cream with Lysine supplement. Taking Lysine supplements will help reduce the frequency and/or severity of the cold sore outbreaks.
HOW TO USE
1. Wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
2. Apply the cream to the affected area as soon as you notice the first signs of a cold sore.
3. Apply the cream several times a day, as directed on the package.
4. Do not share the cream with anyone else.
SUPPLEMENTS FOR COLD SORES
There are a few supplements that may help to prevent or shorten the duration of cold sores. These include:
- Lysine: Lysine is an amino acid that may help to block the replication of the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), the virus that causes cold sores. You can take lysine supplements or eat foods that are high in lysine, such as chicken, fish, and dairy products.
- Zinc: Zinc is a mineral that helps to boost the immune system. Some studies have shown that zinc supplements may help to shorten the duration of cold sores.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can weaken the immune system and make it more susceptible to cold sores. Some studies have shown that vitamin C supplements may help to prevent cold sores or shorten their duration.
- Echinacea: Echinacea is a herb that has been shown to boost the immune system. Some studies have shown that echinacea supplements may help to shorten the duration of cold sores.
- Licorice: Licorice is a herb that has antiviral properties. Some studies have shown that licorice extract may help to shorten the duration of cold sores.
Some of these supplements are currently available in Ginax Store and it will be great to choose and take one while applying the cream.
You can avoid or prevent the spread of cold sores by:
- Avoiding kissing or close contact with someone who has a cold sore
- Washing your hands frequently
- Not sharing utensils, straws, or lip balm
If you think you have a cold sore, it is important to see a doctor to rule out other possible causes. There are also some serious complications that can occur from cold sores, such as eye infections and encephalitis.
Here are some additional things to know about cold sores:
1. Cold sores are most contagious when the blisters are open.
2. You can get a cold sore even if you have never had one before.
3. Cold sores can be triggered by stress, illness, or exposure to sunlight.
4. There is no way to completely prevent cold sores, but you can take steps to reduce your risk of getting them.