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  • 19 mar 2018

  • How To Treat Cold Sores | How To Stop Getting Cold Sores | How To Prevent A Cold Sore When You Feel It Coming | Cold Sore Treatments Hey guys! This weeks video is about cold sores, how to prevent them and how to try and treat them. I couldn't find any information to clinically prove the effectiveness of some cold sore remedies seen online like distilled vinegar, witch hazel and alcohol, so I can't recommend them. But feel free to leave a comment if you've tried them to let us know how effective they were. WHAT ARE COLD SORES: About 1 in 5 people in the UK have recurring cold sores. Cold sores usually resolve on their own without treatment in 7-10 days. Cold sores, also known as fever blisters or oral herpes, are very common. They can be easy to recognise as they usually appear as red bumps or blisters around the lips and mouth. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), the oral form of the virus. In fact, 67% of the world population under age 50 has HSV-1 because it is so contagious Once you are infected, the virus never leaves your body. Most people aren’t exactly sure when they first encountered the virus. It’s usually contracted in early childhood where it may not appear as a visible cold sore. HOW DO COLD SORES SPREAD: The oral herpes virus is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact. It is even contagious when you can’t see a cold sore. Most people first contract the cold sore virus (HSV-1) when they are very young, usually by skin-to-skin contact with an adult carrying the virus. The virus can spread in various ways: through kissing, or by sharing objects like toothbrushes, water bottles, drinking glasses, and silverware. It is also possible to spread the virus from the mouth to the genitals, eyes, and other parts of the body. COLD SORE TRIGGERS WHICH MAY BE PREVENTED: Not everyones cold sores are triggered by the same thing, but these triggers are the ones which could be avoided to prevent a cold sore attack. • Stress can wear down your immune system, giving that dormant cold sore a chance to launch a sneak attack. Instead, when you feel stressed, breathe deeply and relax. Here’s a look at some relaxation techniques that can help you take it easy - • Being tired can make you vulnerable to cold sores. Like stress and illness, fatigue can zap your immune system, making you easy prey for a cold sore outbreak. Getting rest is key. Link to my video to help you get a better night sleep - • If you find that sunlight triggers your cold sores, try using sunscreen lip balm (SPF 15 or more) before going out into bright sunlight. This has been found to prevent some bouts of cold sores in some people. Do not share lip balms with other people if you have cold sores. • Prevent chapped lips in the cold by using a hydrating lip balm. COLD SORE TREATMENT: Aciclovir can be bought over-the-counter (OTC) at pharmacies. This does not kill the virus but prevents the virus from multiplying. It has little effect on existing blisters but may prevent them from becoming worse. The cream may provide some protection against cold sores caused by sunlight if it is used before exposure. If you use an antiviral cream as soon as symptoms start then the cold sore may not last as long as usual and may be less severe. There is debate as to how well the cream works. WHEN TO SEE YOUR GP: You should see your GP if you are unsure of the diagnosis, or if the cold sores are not resolving after a week or so. If you have a poor immune system (you are an immunocompromised person) and develop possible cold sores, you should see your GP. You may need tests to confirm the virus, and/or oral antiviral medicines. For full list please visit: Want to see more videos about everything health and pharmacy? Let me know in the comments below. Subscribe for new videos ▶ LET'S CONNECT: ABOUT ME: Prescribing Media Pharmacist | Bringing Science Through New Film Every Monday | Extreme Optimist I'm a British - Persian - Iranian prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy. DISCLAIMER: This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


  • Eve 118
    Eve 118 2 anni fa

    I why haven't you got your own TV show your fab

  • Helen Badran
    Helen Badran 1 anno fa

    Anyone has a sore cold and searched how to heal it😂😂?

  • Black Rose
    Black Rose 1 anno fa

    I have a cold sore right now

  • Hadeel Idreis
    Hadeel Idreis 1 anno fa

    The worst can happen 3 days before u travel somewhere u want to enjoy 🤬

  • Klarissah Sampeur
    Klarissah Sampeur 5 mesi fa

    My life pretty boring right now cause of quarantine

  • alexisonfire25
    alexisonfire25 1 anno fa

    I always get cold sores when I stress out. Usually around final exams. Mine swells up and ice really helps me.

  • Osc1llate W1ldly
    Osc1llate W1ldly 1 anno fa

    the best one is when you get an outbreak just before a really important job interview

  • Hailey Hochstetter
    Hailey Hochstetter 1 anno fa

    I have a huge cold sore and start school tomorrow! I’m going to have a great first day🥺

  • The Ancient Prisma
    The Ancient Prisma 1 anno fa

    As soon as you get a "tingling" sensation on your lip, it is the most common sign that a cold sore is starting to form. Apply the cream !instantly! before the blisters even take shape. This is how i usually avoid getting noticeable outbreaks

  • Liza E. Rufinò
    Liza E. Rufinò 1 anno fa (modificato)

    Guys! at first signs I use ALCOHOL with Qtips or small piece of paper gently damp softly at touch (no rubbing or popping) and it dries out 1 to 3 days it might burn a little but worth it "cold sore free".

  • Doaa333
    Doaa333 1 anno fa

    the info is helpful but the back ground music is annoying!

  • Hiro Two
    Hiro Two 1 anno fa

    I take good care of my lips, but stress... like how r u supposed to not stress out it’s literally impossible and when ur a teen stress is everywhere

  • Bynx
    Bynx 7 mesi fa

    1 day before Valentine’s Day I get a cold sore fml

  • SuperDan
    SuperDan 1 anno fa

    Leaving a like just because of the amount of effort you put into this...... You could have just sat down and told us, but going to all them places for different scenes must have taken a long time

  • XR Various
    XR Various 8 mesi fa

    When you got a cold sore and it's almost picture day

  • stephanie Siquita
    stephanie Siquita 1 anno fa

    Well i have herpes one and its killing me... Softley uh its on my mouth.. Im traveling for xmas and its emberasing 😭😭😭😭

  • juve621
    juve621 10 mesi fa

    I take 3000 mg of lysine a day whenever I feel like I’m going to get a cold sore or whenever I have one and the cold sore goes away in less than 3 days

  • Chevy Girl89
    Chevy Girl89 1 anno fa

    Cold sore outbreaks occur when your immune system is down and it cant fight the virus. Instead of buying medication for cold sores just buy immune system vitamins and it will go away faster then any medication could. It's all about your immune system people. Keep your immune system up and you will never have an outbreak

  • Jair L
    Jair L 6 mesi fa

    L-Lysine supplement has been the most effective treatment for me.

  • phish simmer
    phish simmer 10 mesi fa

    I have 6 freaking cold sores at the same time on my lip, I have no clue how you can get 6 at the same time on your lips....I’m really frustrated 😭😫