What Causes Cold Sores on Lips?

Cold sores is caused by the herpes simplex virus that can be easily passed along through saliva. It can also affect the mouth, the face, the genitals and the skin as well as the buttocks and the anal area. Some people who do not exhibit symptoms but have the virus can still pass it even without the presence of blisters, which is why more care and awareness needs to be spread by health organizations in order to contain the herpes simplex virus.

Some people are not even aware that they are already infected, pregnant women can pass this to their children during birth which is why once detected they have to undergo caesarean section. Others can transfer this to their children through kissing; children can also get this by chewing on infected items around the house.

The common location where herpes simplex virus occurs is in the lips area, they are often called as cold sores or fever blisters. They can last there for several days and week depending on the severity of the transmission.

What makes the herpes or cold sores recur?

A weak immune system is one of the main culprits. The virus can remain stagnant and once … Read the rest