Friday, March 25, 2022
Our body has its way of showing us when something is not right. From obvious symptoms that intervene in our day-to-day routine to small factors that we barely notice, every single sign has to be carefully looked at, to understand what the trigger is.
As we all know, stress and fatigue can have a strong impact on our immune system. When we feel that everything has become too much to cope with, we come to be even more vulnerable to different contaminations. Our body shows its exhaustion through a range of signs, such as skin rashes, hair loss or allergies. But the one significant condition that we rarely associate with tiredness and stress is cold sores.
Cold sores are small blisters on the lips or around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus. This virus is very common and represents the main reason why we get cold sores. It is passed from person to person by close contact and is highly contagious. The herpes simplex virus can remain dormant even if we get infected, but most commonly it is triggered by fatigue or stress.
However, there are a couple of things we can do to keep cold sores under control:
While you may never be able to completely remove the herpes virus, you can look after yourself to keep cold sores at bay. We should all become more aware of the impact that anxiety, sleep deprivation and stress have on our mental health and general wellbeing.