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Prevent cold sores

Prevention is better than cure!

To prevent cold sores, it is essential to avoid common cold sore triggers. Almost everybody who has a cold sore has learned from experience that the nasty little blisters tend to come when your resistance is low. For example due to stress, fatigue, exposure to intense sunlight (UV), monthly period, chapped or dry lips, or an illness such as flu or a cold. There are some things you can do to prevent or reduce your number of outbreaks.

Prevent a cold sore, do’s and don’ts:

Do’s Don’ts
Have enough sleep Kissing a person with a cold sore
Avoid your triggers Intense sunlight (UV)
Recognize the signs of an outbreak Biting your lips
Eat healthy food Avoid sharing towels, razors, cutlery, toothbrushes, or other objects that a person with a cold sore may have used
Keep your lips moisturised with lip balm
Take vitamin supplements if you suspect you don’t get enough from your diet.
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