Cold Sores – A Pandemic?

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Cold Sores – A Pandemic?
Cold sores virus infects an
incredible 89% of the world population, the
World Health Organization (W.H.O.)

YES – and 67% of those infected with the
cold sores virus will have at least one
cold sore event in the next 12 months.

And 47.5% of those folks will have multiple
cold sores episodes during that period.

Cold sores are one of our most contagious
viruses – and one of our oldest. Even in
ancient Rome, an epidemic of cold sores
caused Emperor Tiberius to outlaw kissing
in public ceremonies.

As a global epidemic, or “pandemic”, there
is no better example than cold sores.

NO – cold sores, unlike bird flu, aren’t
life threatening. But, let’s be frank, cold
sores are hideous – and they’re painful. On
top of that, cold sores cause flu like
symptoms such as fever and swollen lymph
glands in a lot of people.

Cold sores last 3 to 4 weeks on average – a
long time for you to be socially sidelined!
They shout “I HAVE HERPES” to the entire

And cold sores cost us money in lost days
at work and constant purchase of medications.
Always hoping to finally find something
– ANYTHING – to stop our cold sores curse.

Check out these little known facts about cold sores – and
what you can do right now to get rid of your cold sores

Cold sores are caused by the reproductive cycle of a herpes
virus. There are currently 8 known human herpes viruses.
Of these, only 2 are a major cause of cold sores.

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1) is responsible for about
80% of facial cold sores – and about 20% of genital herpes
lesions. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2) causes about
20% of cold sores and 80% of genital herpes blisters.

HSV1 is most often referred to as the “cold sores virus”,
“fever blister virus” and “oral herpes” – and some others
that I can’t mention in a public article.

Cold sores virus may be latent (asleep) for weeks or years
in the nerve ganglia near the back of the jaw close to the
brain stem.

More specifically, the cold sores virus hides inside your
cells – making it very difficult for your body defenses to
locate and deal with them.

When your body’s defenses weaken, due to physical or
emotional stress, the cold sores virus leaves these cells,
travel down the nerve fibers, like a super-highway to the
lip or nose surface – to create cold sores.

There are 8 cold sore stages. The first is the latent
inactive stage. The next 7 cold sore stages are the ACTIVE
stages. From the first tingle to the last red spot, your
cold sores are extremely contagious.

Cold sores are most often spread by physical contact – but
can even be transmitted by coughing or sneezing during the
active stages of your cold sores.

Medical science is working around-the-clock to find a cure
for common cold sores. They’ve had a few minor
breakthroughs that may lead to some real solutions in the
next couple of years.

Basically medical scientists are approaching the cold sores
virus on 2 levels.

1. A VACCINE preventing you from actually contracting the
cold sores virus in the first place. One such vaccine is
currently being moved into human testing. Downside is – it
only works on people who have never been exposed to cold
sores virus. Since nearly everyone on the planet has been
exposed, it seems of very little value even if approved.
But it’s an encouraging move forward.

2. AN ANTI-VIRAL to kill the cold sore virus already in our
body. This is difficult since it has to find and kill the
virus without damaging the nerve cells they are hiding in.
The prescription anti-viral medications scientists have
come up with so far have not worked very well at all – at
least on cold sores virus.

Acyclovir, for example, is an anti-viral that’s being
promoted as a cold sores wonder drug. In real life
studies, however, a course of acyclovir only reduced cold
sores by 2 days. And it only worked for 47.8% in the
trials. No big deal here.

Acyclovir topical cream came in even worse – no noticeable
help at all. Medical scientists agree and have publicly
stated that the actives in acyclovir don’t get through the
skin to the infection. Don’t waste your money on this.


Did you know – medical knowledge has more than doubled in
the past 5 years alone? Worldwide internet communication
has made it possible.

More important – natural home remedies, such as effective
cold sores treatments, are coming in from all corners of
the globe.

In fact, many doctors are now advising their patients to
check out these natural remedies for cold sores.

Data studies have shown these natural remedies to reduce
suffering time of cold sores by an incredible 79% – plus
actually PREVENTING future cold sores from happening
altogether (they don’t kill the cold sores virus – but they
do keep it inactive indefinitely).

If you’re a cold sores victim, your best choice – fact is,
your ONLY choice today – is to buy and apply one of these
excellent natural remedies.

There are several solidly proven remedies for you to look
into on this site or other sites – and the best news is
they’re available right now for your cold sores.

About the Author:

Denny Bodoh is a newspaper publisher and has been a health
and nutrition writer for 33 years. To learn more about
cold sores, fever blisters and oral herpes visit his
popular web site at:

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