Cold Sores & Herpes
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on March 10, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Cold sores are painful blisters on the lips caused by the type 1 strain of herpes simplex virus (HSV1). Less commonly, they can be caused by the type 2 herpes virus (HSV2), usually associated with genital herpes. HSV1 can (less commonly) also cause genital infections.
In either case, HSV1 or HSV2, the first outbreak usually occurs within 1-2 weeks after the initial infection and is often the worst. However, it can also be so mild as to go unnoticed, or be attributed to something else, such as simple irritation. The initial outbreak can last for weeks before the virus then goes into remission. Subsequent outbreaks tend to be milder in nature and, as years pass, they can become less frequent and less severe.
To help manage painful cold sores or herpes blisters, try Trilex Cold Sore Remedy. This is a fast, effective, and all-natural remedy that contains a powerful and proven combination of herbs and nutrients that both stop the virus from replicating, and also work to strengthen the immune system.
With Trilex Cold Sore Remedy, you can get back to putting your best face forward – faster!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan