A person infected with the herpes virus can transmit this disease by kissing or by sharing the same cup of coffee. Generally adults transmit this virus to their siblings and spouses. Even saliva from an infected person can transmit this virus to others. There are various treatments available which can eradicate the virus temporarily. There are some over the counter creams which may prove to be helpful in treating the virus. Generally tablets are prescribed according to the age and severity of the disease.
Patients suffering from cold sores needs to keep their cool which will put a lot less stress on their immune system. This anxiety caused by the attack and the effects of it actually stresses on the immune system. Stress is very harmful because it interferes with the basic building blocks of life. Stress produces harmful toxins which get released into the system.
Some of the nutrients which can help you battle against this virus are vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc oxide. More than 1200 milligrams of vitamin C can result in experiencing diarrhoea and it is generally advisable to consult your physician. Oil present inside the vitamin E capsule can provide relief from the cold sore. High doses of vitamin C at the onset of this virus can give you much needed relief and it may stop the virus from attack.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoid can be an effective combatant against the virus. These nutrients and vitamins strengthen the immune system. Care should be taken not to take more than the recommended dose of any medication even if it is a vitamin. Consult your doctor for advice.
Two things need to be done in regards to your immune system; one is strengthening the immune system so that it effectively combats the virus and destroys the cells causing the virus. Secondly you need to stop the virus from replicating. If we can destroy and stop the virus from replicating then we can put the virus into a dormant state. Exercise and eating habits need to be changed to effectively combat the virus. Nascent oxygen is very much required to combat the diseases and viruses present in your body.
There are various links and informational websites regarding combating cold sores. Some of the various international forums and foundations are International herpes management Forum, International herpes alliance, New Zealand herpes foundation. There are also books which provide information regarding the symptoms, medications, general knowledge about the herpes, virus, medications, precautions, structure of the virus, etc.