How Dangerous Are Cold Sores?
by Denny Bodoh
Cold sores are not life-threatening, but they still can be quite dangerous.
If you read nothing else about cold sores, it is very important
that you read this right now.
Cells forced to create new
The sores created by the herpes virus are the result of the herpes virus
entering cells, forcing them to create new virus, and then destroying the cells
to release the new copies.
The open cold sore that you see is the result of millions of body cells, close
together, that have ruptured.
cold sore virus can create
cold sores and destroy body cells anywhere on the surface of your body where the
virus is contracted.
It will enter any break in the skin or soft tissue
and establish residency there. Once established, it will create herpes
sores in that area on a reoccurring basis.
Cold sore outbreaks extremely contagious.
An active cold sore is
highly contagious during the entire event, which lasts about 3 weeks or so.
The sore is considered
extremely contagious during the open sore and scab stage.
The fluid that weeps at these times is teeming with new virus, looking for a
During an active cold sore event, the herpes can be present and contagious in
your bodily fluids such as saliva or vaginal fluids.
For this reason, a good doctor will not want to deliver your baby vaginally if
you have active cold sores. The danger here is the risk of the baby
getting the herpes virus in the eyes during delivery, which could cause damage
Cold sores in the eyes
causes permanent damage to cornea...
Also, each year, there are cases reported of folks spreading it to their own
eyes. This often causes permanent vision damage.
Cold sores on
the cornea are a real threat each and every time a person has a cold sore.
Most often, the transmission of the virus to the eyes occurs with contaminated
fingers or towels.
Using alcohol on a cotton
swab or ball to continually clean and sterilize the wound is a very good measure
of protection. Also, applying a proven cold sore treatment at this time is
(Read more about the
dangers of cold sores)
Reducing risk of further
The more often you get
cold sores and the longer each one lasts greatly increases the risk to you and
Healing cold sores as
quickly as possible greatly reduces this risk period.
sores from happening, of course, is the ideal way to protect yourself and your
How dangerous are cold sores? Very dangerous indeed.
If possible, do what you can to prevent an outbreak.
If you get an
outbreak, do whatever you can to get rid of the sore quickly and safely.
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Cold sores — also called
fever blisters — are quite different from canker sores, a condition people
sometimes associate with cold sores.
Sores Mayo Clinic
Cold sores are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters or sores that appear on the
lips, mouth, or nose that are caused by a virus.
Cold Sores - emedicinehealth.com
Cold sores, sometimes
called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and
around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red,
swollen, and sore.
Cold sores are usually caused by herpes virus, which can lay dormant in the body
and becomes active later when something triggers it.
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