What causes cold sores on lips?
The herpes virus causes cold sores on the lips.
Your girl friend has cold sores on the corners of her lips can you kiss her on the lips or will you get the cold sores?
Cold sores are viral infections which cause recurrent groups of irritating, even painful blisters on the lips. Oral herpes is an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums due to the herpes simplex virus. It causes small, painful blisters commonly called cold sores or fever blisters. Oral herpes is also called herpes labialis.
Cold sores are caused by a virus called oral herpes. They can occur any where on or around the mouth and on the face. They commonly occur on the lips or around the mouth. Cold sores are often passed by being innocently kissed by some one that has cold sores. It's possible that some one may have kissed this person on or around the eyes while they had a cold sore.
Cold sores and fever blisters tend to develop when an individual has a cold or fever, but they also can be triggered by sun exposure, emotional distress, intestinal illness and menstruation. Eliminating all of the sources that can contribute to the onset of cold sores and fever blisters is impossible, but sufferers can condition their lips with products such as Blistex DCT (Daily Conditioning Treatment for Lips) with vitamins A and E and SPF 20…
You know how cold air feels really good on cold sores? Yeah, that's why ice-cubes help. If you want to get rid of a cold soar including the pain, you've got to remember NOT (super emphasis on the NOT) lick your lips where you have a cold soar! And of course (whichever way you choose) get oxygen to your poor lips and use that loveable ice-cube.