Sores Begone Blog

Robin Barr
How We Can Help During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

How We Can Help During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

We know that many of you are feeling stress and fatigue from the COVID-19 outbreak, making you susceptible to a cold sore that’s contagious for those around you. Or you may get a canker sore which, due to the pain, can interfere with your ability to eat and take in needed nutrition.    It’s dangerous for high risk people to leave the house to shop and a struggle for everyone trying to obtain needed products from local stores, only to discover they’re out of stock on many items. If you’ve experienced this already searching for our lip and canker sore...

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When Your Baby or Toddler Gets a Cold Sore or Canker Sore

When Your Baby or Toddler Gets a Cold Sore or Canker Sore

Canker sores, also called mouth ulcers, appear inside the mouth; cold sores, on outer lips, nose, chin, cheeks. It’s quite common for babies and young children to have one type of sore or the other, but also, to have both at the same time because the triggers are the same: stress/fussiness, over-tired, some kind of irritation in or around the mouth (teething, injury, dental procedure), a temporarily impaired immune system due to cold or flu, and too much sun exposure can cause a cold sore. Enviable perks of babyhood are freedom of worry about how to make the mortgage payment...

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Intimacy and the Cold Sore – <br/>Karma’s a Bitch

Intimacy and the Cold Sore –
Karma’s a Bitch

An active cold sore infection is highly contagious from the early warning symptom, such as the tingle, itch or numb sensation we’re all too familiar with to the time the sore has completely healed. Even if the sore is no longer visible yet that area is still tender to the touch, you are vulnerable to an immediate re-occurrence if the triggers are there – over-exposure to sun or wind, fatigue, irritation or trauma to the area, low immune system. During that time, no kissing or contact with mouth ANYWHERE, if you get my drift. No sharing of eating utensils or...

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