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Laser therapy for cold sores can stop the lesion from becoming a full-blown open sore. Cold sores or fever blisters, are blisters that form in the mouth or around the lips. The virus typically enters the body through a break in the skin. It can spread through contact by sharing food, utensils, razors or kissing. A parent who is infected can pass it to their children.
A cold sore typically starts with a tingling sensation, pain, or itching around the affected area. Once the lesion appears, it will break open, leak a semi-clear fluid and then crust over, leaving an embarrassing sore that may take a few days or two weeks to completely heal. Unfortunately, they can be very painful.
Cold sores will heal on their own but to help with any discomfort, treatments can include awful-tasting mouthwashes, messy creams and ointments. A more effective way is laser therapy. According to a recent study by PMC, laser treatment reduced the length of recovery time and pain severity faster than treatment with acyclovir cream.
As soon as you feel that tingling sensation schedule a laser treatment. If the sore has already erupted, the laser can take away the discomfort and aide in the healing process.
There is no cure for the herpes simplex virus but by making a few healthy changes you can lessen the chance of an outbreak.
If you experience cold sore outbreaks, talk to Dr. Abeyta in Albuquerque, NM about Laster Therapy Treatment at (505) 293-7611. She is an expert in laser technology, and can help you control your breakouts for years to come.
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