Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Are the Little Bumps on My Lip Cold Sores?

Joqtan Anicama

Visitors: 3,040
 2 votes

Have you noticed recent bumps or blisters on your lips or at the sides of your mouth? You could have cold sores.

Cold sores occur due to a virus called herpes simplex virus. There are many types of herpes simplex but the most common are simplex 1 and 2. This virus causes cold sores when certain things cause it to “awaken" and produce the bumps on your lips.

Cold sores frequently occur when you are under stress or tension, this triggers the herpes simplex virus to awaken. So a simple solution would be to reduce the stress in your life either through relaxation techniques, meditation, hypnosis or anything that helps you relax.

But stress isn't the only cause of cold sores. Extreme temperatures, either warm or cold, can also cause cold sores. If you spend to much time out in the sun or on the other hand strong winds and cold weather can make you get an outbreak of cold sores as well.

In these cases it is important that you always apply medicated lip balm or lip balm that has SPF.

Cold sores are also known as fever blisters because illnesses can also cause them to appear.

At first cold sores will appear as small bumps on your lip, but in later stages in can turn into larger blisters and in worst cases the blisters can break, leaving a painful open wound. In any stage of cold sores, be sure to avoid kissing and sharing cups, toothbrushes etc, because cold sores are contagious.

Learn how to Stop Cold Sores


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Cold Sore Symptoms Amazing Facts About Your Cold Sores
Rated 4.0 / 5
based on 2 votes

Related Articles:

How to Cure Cold Sores - Natural Remedies For Cold Sores

by: Ryan K Lim (October 30, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores - Read This For More Info On How To Get Rid Of ..

by: Simon Phillip (June 28, 2007) 
(Health and Fitness)

Cure Cold Sores The Easy Way - How To Prevent Colds Sores For Good

by: Tina Woodburn (April 06, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

Home Remedies For Cold Sores What Home Treatments Are Available Currently For ..

by: Andrew Kawaski (June 29, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

Cold Sores - Treatment For Cold Sores

by: Paul Rooney (April 28, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

Cold Sores - How To Treat Cold Sores

by: Brad Burns (February 10, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

How to Get Rid of Cold Sores Quickly Relieve Your Worst Oral Herpes Cold Sore

by: Denny Bodoh (June 23, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

3 Simple Cold Sore Remedies Tips For Cold Sores Sufferer

by: Crex Lee (April 02, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

Ways to Get Rid of Cold Sores - Effective Cold Sore Treatments

by: Dee Cohen (July 21, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Skin Care)

Cold Sore Symptoms Amazing Facts About Your Cold Sores

by: Denny Bodoh (July 19, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness)