How are fever blisters transmitted, what factors contribute to the emergence of “the cold on the lips”, and what should we do to avoid the blisters?
Labial herpes is transmitted by contact with another person, and the cause of fever blisters may be the decreased immunity.
What Is Fever Blisters?
Fever blisters are a more common name for Herpes labialis. It occurs in the epithelial cells of the lips infected with herpes simplex virus.
How Do People Get the Herpes Infection?
Fever blisters are transmitted by contact, from one person to another. Once in the cell, the virus remains in its DNA for the rest of its life. The vast majority of adults have areas on the lips with such cells. Periodically, these lip areas are marked by the characteristic fever blisters.
Weak Immunity & Herpes on Your Lips
The reason for another exacerbation and fever blisters is usually a temporary decline in the immunity (general or local) due to acute respiratory disease, or SARS. Therefore, this rash is called “Fever Blisters”.
Factors Causing Fever Blisters
There are a number of triggering factors that can contribute to the appearance of herpes labialis. These are micro-traumas of the skin and mucous membranes of the lips caused by strong teeth cleaning, the bad habit of licking lips, especially in cold and windy weather, eating excessively hot dishes – burns injure the mucous tissues and lead to integrity disruption of the surface layers of the skin, causing micro cracks.
How to Strengthen Your Immunity & Protect Yourself from Herpes?
To strengthen the immune system, especially during the cold season and in spring, you first need to ensure that the food is well balanced and rich in essential vitamins and trace elements, which increase the body’s defense. If you decide to take vitamin and mineral supplements, it is best to first consult with a physician.
You should also try to avoid hypothermia, contact with SARS patients and micro-traumas of the skin and mucous tissues of the lips. To prevent “cold on the lips,” one should remember that the herpes virus is transmitted by contact, so kissing is possible only after recovery.