Archive for March 12th, 2009

After The Colds, Heres The Fever Blister

I think I am the luckiest gal these days. [LOL] Imagine after the colds I catch a fever blister just yesterday, this is maybe because of the never-ending hot temperature here. My nephew Yanyan got this kind a month back and our neighbor as well, and now here I am experiencing the same irritation and discomfort of what they call a mouth sore.

What is Fever Blister? A small sore situated on the face or in the mouth that causes pain, burning, or itching before bursting and crusting over. The favorite locations are on the lips, chin or cheeks and in the nostrils. Less frequented sites are the gums or roof of the mouth (the palate).

The virus is highly contagious when fever blisters are present. It is spread by kissing. Children become infected by contact with someone who has a fever blister and then they spread the virus by rubbing their cold sore and touching other children. A person with fever blisters should be careful not to touch the blisters and spread the virus to new sites, such as the eyes or genitals.

There is no cure for fever blisters. Medications that can relieve some of the pain and discomfort include ointments that numb the blisters, antibiotics that control secondary bacterial infections, and ointments that soften the crests of the sores. Acyclovir, an antiviral drug, prevents the herpes simplex virus from multiplying and, in pill form, has been reported to reduce the symptoms and frequency of recurrence.

Fever blisters have plagued people for thousands of years. In ancient Rome, an epidemic of fever blisters prompted Emperor Tiberius to ban kissing in public ceremonies. Today, fever blisters still occur in epidemic proportions. About 100 million episodes of recurrent fever blisters occur yearly in the United States alone.

Fever blisters are also called cold sores, labial herpes (herpes labialis, in Latin) and febrile herpes (herpes febrilis, in Latin).

Waaaaah, I am not allowed to kiss my little baby Faith but that’s alright though, its for her own good, I already bought something for my mouth sore and it sure so stingy when I put that, and since I did not read the procedure properly I burn one spot of the skin of my mouth. I think it is going to be better now I hope in a day after tomorrow, it will go away.

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