MANAGING YOUR TRIGGERS

Whether you have one or multiple cold sore triggers, they tend to fall within a few similar categories. Many of them suppress your immune system or cause damage to the mouth and allow the virus to attack.

By understanding what triggers your cold sores, you can proactively take action and help defend yourself against future outbreaks.

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SEASONAL

WEATHER THE WINTER

Cold weather can dry out lips in winter, which can leave you susceptible to cold sores. Use these winter-friendly tips to stop cold sores in their tracks.

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SEASONAL

FIND YOUR SPOT IN THE SHADE

Sunlight can be a potential trigger of cold sores. Explore tips and tricks to minimize a cold sore outbreak in the summer. Find out more on our website.

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FATIGUE

GET YOUR ZZZZZZ’S

Fatigue can zap your immune system, making you an easy target for a cold sore outbreak. Get the rest you need so you can fight fatigue and keep cold sores away.

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FATIGUE

GET MOVING

If stress is causing your cold sores, combat it with exercise. It`s proven to minimize stress and the chance of a cold sore outbreaks. Click here to learn more!

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FATIGUE

PUMP UP YOUR BRAIN

Don’t ignore the “mind” part of the mind/body equation. Our brains need constant stimulation to stay healthy and productive. Learn how to stimulate your mind and stay stress-free.

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STRESS

TAKE IT EASY

Stress can wear down your immune system, triggering your cold sore. Learn relaxation techniques to help battle stress and prevent cold sores.

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STRESS

FACE YOUR FINANCES

Money is a top cause of stress, which is a common cold sore trigger. Visit our site to use our money management tips to reduce stress and cold sores.

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STRESS

COPE WITH ILLNESS OR LOSS

It’s not a coincidence that cold sores often happen when we’re at emotional or physical lows. Here’s how to take care of yourself during those tough moments in life.

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STRESS

TAKE THAT COFFEE BREAK

Work can be a top cause of stress in our lives. Here’s how to keep work challenges in perspective and diminish their emotional impact.

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STRESS

PLAN FOR IMPORTANT DAYS

Holidays and other important days are known stressors. If you’re susceptible to stress-triggered cold sores, it’s important to plan for important days.

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DENTAL TRAUMA

YOUR DENTAL ALLY

Visiting a dentist while you have a cold sore can be worrisome, and can be a trigger for many. But you don’t have to avoid it. Make your dentist an ally and join forces to minimize the chances of an outbreak.

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STAY STRONG

They’re called cold sores and fever blisters for a reason: when you feel a cold, fever, or the flu coming on your immune system is compromised and you’re more susceptible to an outbreak. So at the first sign of cold, fever, or flu take the right precautions.

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