Cold Sore Prevention
How to prevent cold sores for occurring?
Basic Cold Sore Prevention Tips
If you are someone who gets cold sores on a regular basis, it is important that you try and prevent them from occurring. Here’s how you can do so. Basically cold sores occur due to a virus called the simplex herpes.
All the common triggers for cold sores have to be avoided to prevent them. Avoiding stress in day to day life should be your utmost priority. Avoiding stressful situations as much as possible will not only keep you happy, it will also prevent sores. Wearing lip balm when you are outdoors will keep your lips moist and protect it from the elements outside. Your diet should also be well looked after. Eating well balanced meals with enough nutrients, minerals and vitamins is vital as this will ensure that your immune system is at its optimal levels all the time.
Another good way of preventing cold sores is incorporating garlic into your daily meals. Have it in its fresh form or use it while cooking. Garlic has great anti viral properties that can be used effectively in preventing cold sores. Melissa is an herb which is wonderful for this as well. All you have to do is soak a few leaves of Melissa in hot water and let it cool. Now strain the leaves and keep the resulting liquid in a bottle. Use it on the lips and face daily.
If you have already got a cold sore at its tingling stage, using over the counter medication on it often helps.