Cold Sores - Itchy, Burning and Ugly
OH NO that tingling sensation can only mean one thing a cold sore is on the way to play a bit of havoc!! Uncomfortable, itchy, burning ugly looking scabs. If you suffer from cold sores, you are not alone it is estimated that two thirds of the population are infected with the herpes simplex virus (virus that causes cold sores)
A Cold Sore is the Herpes Simplex Virus
After someone contracts the herpes simplex virus, it can stay dormant and become active at a later date or it can never become active. Some of the triggers can be stress, fatigue, illness, sun and for ladies can it be the time of the month.
Cold Sore Symptoms and Healing Time
To minimise the healing time of a cold sore you want to catch it at the tingling stage, before it has blistered. Get to the chemist for some medicated cold sore cream and now is the time to get under my LED light box.
Cold Sore Treatment with LED Light Therapy
My LED light box can treat a variety of skin conditions, the yellow light wavelength 583nm penetrates 1-2mm into the skin to give relief from redness, itching and can help combat the herpes simplex virus in its early stages.
Cold Sores Eased with Cold Compress and Aloe
Some other tips that can help with the discomfort of a cold sore is using a cold compress to minimise the burning sensation and a topical aloe vera gel can aid in soothing the skin when a cold sore breaks out and it’s anti-inflammatory properties can help ease symptoms.