Laser Therapy for Cold Sores!
Laser therapy for cold sores can stop the lesion from becoming a full-blown open sore. Cold sores or fever blisters, are blisters that form in the mouth or around the lips. The virus typically enters the body through a break in the skin. It can spread through contact by sharing food, utensils, razors or kissing. A parent who is infected can pass it to their children.
What are Symptoms of a Cold Sore?
A cold sore typically starts with a tingling sensation, pain or itching around the affected area. Once the lesion appears, it will break open, leak a semi-clear fluid and then crust over, leaving an embarrassing sore that may take a few days or two weeks to completely heal. Unfortunately, they can be very painful.
How Do You Treat a Cold Sore?
Cold sores will heal on their own but to help with any discomfort, treatments can include awful tasting mouthwashes, messy creams and ointments. A more effective way is laser therapy. According to a recent study by PMC, laser treatment reduced the length of recovery time and pain severity faster than treatment with acyclovir cream.
As soon as you feel that tingling sensation schedule a laser treatment. If the sore has already erupted, the laser can take away the discomfort and aide in the healing process.
How Can I Prevent a Cold Sore?
There is no cure for the herpes simplex virus but by making a few healthy changes you can lessen the chance of an outbreak.
- Both stress and lack of sleep can take a toll on the immune system and fire up the herpes virus. Strive for a good night’s sleep and exercise regularly to help relieve stress.
- A poor diet filled with sugary snacks and drinks is an invitation for a cold sore to pop up. Eat foods that are Lysine-rich like vegetables, legumes, milk, cheese and fish.
- Avoid excessive exposer to the sun.
- Adapt good hygiene habits.
If you experience cold sore outbreaks, talk to Dr. Abeyta in Albuquerque, NM about Laster Therapy Treatment at (505) 293-7611. She is an expert in laser technology, and can help you control your breakouts for years to come.
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