If you’re someone who deals with a lot of stress, more than you’d like to admit, then you may be a victim of some of the most annoying oral problems, including mouth sores, a sore jaw or even cold sores. In our previous post, we gave you some remedies on how to ease mouth sores. Canker sores aren’t anything to joke about, but they’re usually not very serious. Catch up reading about them here, and continue reading to learn more about the other type of sore that’s a little more serious.
Cold sores are also known as fever blisters, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus. They’re sores that are filled with fluid, and are likely to show up around or on your lips. But it’s not uncommon for a cold sore to appear around your chin or under your nose. Unfortunately, stress can trigger an outbreak and so can just feeling upset.
If you have had cold sores before, then you know that they’re sort of like canker sores in that they will often heal on their own in about a week or so. However, unlike canker sores, the herpes simplex virus can be spread to other people, so it’s important that you start treatment as soon as you feel or notice that one is forming. There is a surplus of over-the-counter medications that you can try. There are also some prescription antiviral drugs you may want to speak to your doctor about. To learn more about these prescriptions or what you can do to eliminate an outbreak, be sure to speak to your dental care expert in Woburn.