The answer is: yes, it can, even though not so often. An open cold sore could lead to an infection of the eyes through a smear infection by wiping the hand across the face.  However infection of the retina (inside at the back of the eye) is of a particularly dangerous kind. If the virus invades the eye and infects the retina this may be destroyed. This, of course can lead to blindness1). Fortunately this is a rare event. In other infrequent cases it has […]

Going to weddings can be a chore, a challenge or a delight, or, it can be the world’s worst time. There you are on show to the world, cameras everywhere, tweets, instagrams and whatnot being posted to every wall in creation, videos streaming and you, you’ve got a huge cold sore. Nothing on earth is going to hide it and in a connected world everyone will see it! Well, as a guest you can maybe hide yourself away to some extent in the church and, […]

Imagine you’d have cold sores on this day: Probably – with cold sores – your wedding pictures would look like this: How you can prevent cold sores for wedding Spring is in the air and, as the weather improves, the wedding season is rapidly approaching! Everyone who has booked their special day is furiously planning and preparing for the perfect day, the perfect ceremony and the perfect video and pictures – pictures to last a lifetime… Lurking in the background however is an old enemy of the special […]

  The Herpes virus – more precisely the one responsible for cold sores – is the most widespread virus in the world. The scientists name it Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV I). 85% of the population carry this virus. Is this a reason for being worried? No it usually isn’t. Most of the people even don’t know they have this virus in their body. They don’t suffer from cold sores nor from the other symptoms normally associated with outbreaks. Another question people ask is: Can I […]

The Health Care Company Devirex Ltd (Switzerland), manufacturer of the cold sore prevention product lipivir®, publishes figures from its own market surveys on the prevalence of cold sores for the first time: In Europe 33% of the population suffers at least once a year from cold sores. Between 8% and 10% of the population have three or more, 1% have eight or more relapses per year.   In the UK: In 2014 the population was 64.1 million. 21 million people have cold sores once a […]

The herpes virus – the pathogenic agent for cold sores – which causes the annoying and unsightly blisters, normally stays in the head region. Mostly the virus lies inactive alongside the facial nerves. When the immune system of the host is weakened, whether caused by stress, by the flu or sometimes by intensive sports training, the virus may start to move along the nerves to the skin and multiplies, making many copies of its very fast. This leads to the ugly cold sores. Is the […]

This is a recurring theme in beauty forums on the web and in magazines which give advice on how to get them to go away faster. The truth is that no one knows for sure, around 85% of everyone in the population carries the virus that causes the problem. The itching and burning sensations are felt by many but the worst symptoms are the blisters and the sores as everyone can see the weeping sore and the horrible crust that lasts for days. Why some […]

Cold sores caused by the herpes virus type I (HSP one). This is the most commonly seen virus in the world. As reported in a variety of sources 87% of the world’s population carries the virus. That means that in the UK 56 million people have it Europe 350 million people have it in China 1.2 billion people have it worldwide 6 billion people have it But a great many of them don’t know it. They live their lives never knowing it lives in their […]

Cold sores are one of the world’s most common diseases. Many well known people and celebrities suffer from this form of herpes and have blisters and sores regularly. Many different publications have featured pictures of this.

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