The following lines will be dedicated to a very embarrassing and uncomfortableproblem called chronic cold sore. The HSV-1, or the herpes simplex virus type1, is the reason for this problem. This very contagious virus will develop coldsore and this may lead to professional and social problems. The virus can be transferredto other people by oral sex or kissing. There is a chance this problem maybecome chronic, but there are some ways of eliminating the problem for good sothat it never happens again. The problem of cold sore can occur for the first time and never appear again, butthis does not happen a lot. The recurrence of the problem is a big risk whichcan lead to the chronic issue. There are triggers which will cause the recurringinfection, since the virus stays in the system after the successful treatmentof cold sore problem. We have mentioned triggers and some of them includeweakened immune system, flu, cold winds and colds. Also, to this list we can add fatigue and stress.The cold sore is usually developed on the facial skin close to the mouth andthe edge area of the lips. This will cause swelling and redness followed by blistersfull of fluid. Cold sore is a very embarrassing problem, which causes painmostly due to swelling and itching.
First you will have to consult your doctor. Reappearing cold sores can reallybe a problem and this consultation can surely help in treating chronic coldsore problem. People usually do not know how to treat cold cores so this isanother reason why consulting a doctor is the best option. Weak immune systemmay be a great problem, which will have to the corrected. You can do this byavoiding stress, eating right and sleeping enough. This will make your immunesystem strong and it will fight the invasion of the viruses. Home remediescan provide comfort as well. One of them is cold compress, which will reducepain and swelling. Antiviral abilities of garlic will help as well. Theaffected area can be treated with the prescription medicines, lip balms andcreams. Treatment is very important since it will prevent returning of theproblem. Otherwise, the problem will disappear without treatment after 8 to 12days, but it will occur again for sure. There are many treatment methods for recurring cold sores butyou will have to be persistent and find the one that suits you, so that you willnever experience this annoying problem.