Researchers say 70% Americans at one time or another, will become affected by a cold sore, or fever blister on some area of your body.
A cold sore is also known as herpes simplex. Your work, everyday stress and certain activities can cause them. To much alcohol is a contributing factor. Eating too much acidic food, such as grape fruit, and tomato based foods or lots of sugar that can ferment in your system and cause acid, to mention a few.
As a former professional athlete, I found that locker rooms can spread these nasty blisters by contact. Just like some family member or friend that uses the same towel. My first blister came from a high school locker room.
Many people have them break-out in spots other than their lips (which is most common).
The first stage is usually a tingling in the area that will start to show small blistering. Then the second is a day or two later the blisters become larger in size. Then the blister's fluid may infect a larger area as it begins to ooze that contagious fluid.
At this stage you want to make sure you do not touch that fluid, and touch other parts of your body, or others. Certainly do not wipe this fluid on anything or any one else that will come in contact with others.
I have found that it is best to “nip it in the bud” early! To do this I use a one – two punch … First I lightly dab on the infected area about every four hours the first day, a diaper rash cream as soon as I feel the tingling. That first night I cover the area fairly thick with the cream just before bed time.
After one full day of that, I start the second of the one two punch, which is a homeopathic substance, this stops it dead in its tracks.
You see the diaper rash cream dries from the inside out, so the blisters are stopped as well as the tingling. Then the homeopathic ingredient starts to heal the sore and stop the pain. Even though your skin may be a little raised it is not unsightly like a big scab or oozing sore. Another words nobody knows you have a cold sore.
The last thing I wanted as a baseball ball player was to walk out in front of thousands of fans with a sore on my face. Or sign an autograph with someone while looking terrible. Of course I did not want to cover my face while I signed a baseball for a fan either.
So now you know; home remedies for cold sores, what causes fever blisters / cold sores, and what cold sore stages are.