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Cold Sores
 
Standard Definition

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus and are fluid-filled blisters that form on the gums, outside of the mouth, lips and inside the nose. The blisters are contagious, and if transmitted to the eyes can cause blindness. Genital herpes infection (usually caused by herpes simplex 2) is a related condition and potentially can be treated in much the same way as herpes simplex 1.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Once the herpes virus has been contracted, it remains present in the nerve endings for a lifetime. In times of immune suppression a recurrence is likely. In other words, the health of the immune system is of vital importance in the prevention of attacks.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Illness
  • Sun and wind exposure
  • Premenstrual time
  • Stress
  • Chocolate, nuts, peanuts and other foods high in arginine
  • Food allergies
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Painful, tingling blisters which turn into a crusty scab
  • Runny nose, watery eyes
  • Headache, fatigue
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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