Cold Sores

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Cold Sores. By: Brooke O. http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/imageBank/cache/c/coldsores_SPL_w_e_80e120e8d9501686f40a51477471da69.jpg. Cold Sores. Small fluid-filled blisters Nose, mouth, or lips Last a few days Not protected by body defenses Often reoccur. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Cold SoresBy: Brooke O.http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/imageBank/cache/c/coldsores_SPL_w_e_80e120e8d9501686f40a51477471da69.jpg

  • Small fluid-filled blistersNose, mouth, or lipsLast a few daysNot protected by body defensesOften reoccurwww.bact.wisc.edu/themicrobialworld/coldsore.jpg

  • CausesHerpes Simplex Virus type 1 and 2HSV 1 only infects body above waist lineCauses majority cases of cold soresHSV 2 only infects body below waist lineGenital herpesCold sores appear when HSV particles are reactivated (from sleep mode)KissingContagious

  • SymptomsFeverPain when swallowingHeadacheInflamed gumsSore mouthSometimes you cant see the sore at firstUnpleasant tinglinghttp://well.ca/images/articles/2008/03/cold-sore.jpg

  • TreatmentEarly as possible!!!Antiviral medicationsDecrease duration of healing processReduce painReduce sizehttp://www.nyal.com.au/images/product-antiviral-coldsore.jpg

  • Topical DenavirFDA approvedCreamApplied every two hours for four daysReduced symptoms and time of healing

  • AcyclovirFDA approvedCreamTaken five times a dayLessens painShortens duration of healing process

  • Prevention!Avoid direct contact with soresWash hands after contact with mouthDont pick!Virus can spread to other parts of the bodyGenitals and fingers

  • Primary Herpetic StomatitisMost common99% of cases are subclinicalSymptoms were not apparenthttp://services.epnet.com/GetImage.aspx/getImage.aspx?ImageIID=2442

  • http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/9/94/Canker_sore.jpghttp://www.cold-sores-treatment-remedies.com/photosofcoldsores.htmhttp://www.durhamsbeefarm.com/images/canker002.jpghttp://www.pg.com/science/skincare/Skin_tws_58/skin_58_01.jpghttp://www.getridofthings.com/images/coldsore1.jpghttp://www.biogetica.com/images/picture-cold-sore.jpg

  • DID YOU KNOW?30% to 60% of children ten and under are infected with HSV1Family and Friends sharing tooth brushes and kissingAsymptomatic SheddingEven when the sore isnt present it can copy itself!HSV 1 enters the bodyit NEVER leaves!Cold sores can reactivate fromSunlightStressMenstruation

  • http://www.emedicinehealth.com(Great overview of cold sores)

    http://www.animated-teeth.com(Good info on causes and symptoms of cold sores. Also a few good facts about Primary Herpetic Stomatitis)

    http://www.netdoctor.co.uk(Good tips on prevention!)

    http://www.skincareguide.com(I got my Did You Know? Facts from this website)

    http://dermatology.about.com(Good information on different treatments)Related links

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