With the fast tempo of life nowadays it’s not a simple task, but making a conscious effort at relaxing your body and mind will have a beneficial influence on your general well-being as well as will protect you from frequent outbreaks of fever blisters.
Boost the Immune System
Your body needs proper nutrients to be able to protect you from infections and fight them when they occur. A balanced diet rich in zinc and vitamins C, D, and E is crucial for assuring effective protection against outbreaks of fever blisters. It is especially important in wintertime when viruses are ubiquitous and spread from one person to another very fast. Eat a lot of raw and steamed vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, and fish to give your immune system a daily boost.
Fever blisters are a skin condition and like many other skin problems can be avoided or reduced by a regular application of sunscreen. Your skin is exposed to the harmful UV radiation every day and should be protected with cream with a minimum SPF 15 factor.
The area where a fever blister has already occurred once is especially vulnerable to sun exposure and should get some extra protection. You should either reapply the sunscreen on that area during the day or – if fever blister normally affects your lips – wear a special sunscreen lipstick that will provide extra protection against skin damage.
Change the Toothbrush
Since your toothbrush comes in contact with your lips, it’s best if you get a new one after you have healed an outbreak of a fever blister. If you keep using the same toothbrush, you may spread the virus to other areas and next time get an unpleasant surprise in the form of two or three cold sores at the same time.