Recurring Cold Sores
A cold sore is a viral disease caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. Oral herpes are the most common form of infection. As it is a virus it stays in your body for the rest of your life, and is recurrent. Many people get recurring cold sores as much as 6-9 times a year, when some may only get a recurring cold sore annually.
Many people acquire the virus as children from playgroups or schools. This strain mostly affects the mouth area. Genital Herpes is the other strain that affects the genitals as it is normally acquired from sex. However, an individual with Oral Herpes can accidentally spread it to their genitals.
The percentage of people who are infected by the Herpes Virus is astoundingly high. As much as 80% of people are infected by the Oral form of Herpes, while 20% are infected by the genital form. Due to the high number of infected people, the virus is more easily spread around which in turn causes more recurring cold sores. If you have the virus and kiss someone who is having viral shedding, you have a good chance off getting an outbreak.
That being said, here’s why you get recurring cold sores too often. The virus stays dormant in your system. However, when your immune system is down, the virus is triggered resulting in an outbreak. The virus is triggered by many things, such as lack of sleep, poor diet, and too much of the amino acid Arginine. Certain people can be more prone to an outbreak by a small amount of Arginine depending on the severity of the strain. There are many herbal remedies that can counteract Arginine and prevent outbreaks.