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Let´s look at how CBD can help for Cold Sores. More than 67% of the world population suffers from Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1). The vast majority of the time, the virus remains inactive in cell bodies in the oral and genital regions. Factors such as stress and other diseases can cause the appearance of the virus, producing sores and stereotypic blisters. These outbreaks cause red, itchy, and painful sores on the lips, nose, or fingers. The initial stage is less noticeable, with only a slight tingling in the affected area. Once the blisters are visible, they will fill with fluid and become inflamed. Then, the blisters will increase in size until they break, the most contagious stage since the fluid is extremely infectious. Although the HSV-1 virus is incurable, it is not as serious as it seems. Most people get the virus in childhood, or kissing or sharing food and drink. Most people who have never had an outbreak do not even know they have the virus.
For those who suffer from it for the first time, the symptoms can be severe due to the manifestation of the virus. Symptoms include muscle aches, fever, swollen lymph nodes, eroded gums, sore throat and headaches. Conventional treatment includes anti-inflammatory and antiviral medications or ointments. Creams like Abreva can help with cold sores, however, they can cause some of the original symptoms associated with the virus: burning, dryness, itching, rash, pain, swelling and headaches.
How can CBD help?
Cannabidiol (CBD) can combat problematic outbreaks of a cold sore; help in the control of associated symptoms, in addition to being administered without risk of additional side effects. CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory and has proven to be a great success in the treatment of inflammation. It is antiviral and antibacterial, since it inhibits the ability of the virus to multiply and reproduce. CBD is analgesic, reducing any pain associated with the symptoms of the virus and blisters. Some patients experience high levels of stress during or before an outbreak, CBD is naturally anxiolytic, which helps relieve stress and anxiety.
In general, cold sores are not serious. However, those at risk are those with other conditions that weaken the immune system, for example, AIDS, type 1 diabetes, arthritis, lupus and eczema. However, CBD has the ability to fight pathogens such as HSV and help the healing process of cells and tissues due to its abundance of beneficial properties. CBD interacts with our own endocannabinoid system, helping to regulate and maintain internal homeostasis, making the ECS the most important system to maintain human health.
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