What triggers you?
Fastest Cure for Herpes
Once you have Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1), it’s something you’ll have to manage for the rest of your life. HSV-1 causes cold sores—painful blisters and sores around your mouth. For some people, the virus stays dormant most of the time. When the virus flares, so do cold sores. Although there is no cure for herpes, there are best practices to prevent outbreaks.
Cold sores can be completely random, with no rhyme or reason for an outbreak—definitely a frustrating situation. But there are also a handful of common triggers that can leave you vulnerable to a cold sore coming on. When you know the triggers, though, you can be intentional about reducing your risk of blisters appearing.
- Stress. The pace of life and juggling work, school, family, friends, etc., can become overwhelming. Whether your physical response to stress is fight, flight, or flee, high stress levels can weaken your immune system…which can reactivate your herpes virus. Getting plenty of sleep, exercise, and take time to relax to help keep your stress levels manageable.
- Illness. When your body is fighting off an illness like a cold or flu, it’s harder for your immune system to also fight your HSV infection. So, as soon as you feel an illness coming on, start taking care of yourself with extra rest, healthy foods, etc.
- Hormonal changes. As your hormones fluctuate (e.g., around your menstrual cycle), a herpes outbreak is more likely. Some people will experience a cold sore in predictable cycles this way, but for others the virus may stay dormant—everyone is different.
- Sun exposure. Time in the intense sunshine may reactivate the herpes virus. Be sure to use sunscreen at all times and wear a lip protection of at least SPF 30.
No matter what triggers you, you’ll generally experience warning signs of an impending outbreak—symptoms may include tingling, itching, or burning on your lips or around your mouth. This is actually the best time to take action for the fastest treatment of oral herpes. In fact, you may even be able to prevent your cold sore from erupting. For instance, when applied at first tingle, all-natural AZZURX, a non-tox treatment that uses pure botanicals and a proprietary blend of rare essential oils, can stop your outbreak. If you miss the warning signs and apply AZZURX on your erupted cold sore, the effective ingredients can soothe your discomfort and quickly heal your symptoms.
Bottom line? Know your triggers. Stay calm. And carry AZZURX.