Once you’ve caught the HSV virus, it stays with you. You can’t avoid getting cold sores, but you can control how often they appear and how fast they heal. Let’s look at some simple steps to help you look after yourself.
Notice your triggers. You might find your cold sores flare up when you are tired, stressed or run down. Injuries or strong sunlight can be triggers. For women, they may appear at certain points in your menstrual cycle. Help support your defenses by eating well, exercising regularly and sleeping soundly.
Be prepared. Plan for outbreaks by keeping Cymex Cream for Cold Sores or Cymex Ultra to hand. Start treatment as soon as you notice that first tingling sensation.
Don’t spread it. Avoid bringing other people into contact with your cold sore until it’s completely healed. Don’t share drinks or cutlery. Try not to touch your cold sore. If you’re applying cream always wash your hands before and after.
Protect your lips. Use a moisturizing, protective balm between outbreaks to keep your lips healthy. Cymex Lip Protector contains a blend of SPF 15, moisturisers and skin protectants to protect your lips daily from sun, wind and cold.