Laser Therapy for Cold Sores Produces Fast Results

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Laser therapy for cold soresLaser therapy for cold sores is the revolutionary way to deal with a problem that has plagued humanity for a long time. Cold sores are sometimes also called fever blisters and occur around the mouth and on the lips. Herpetic lesions, or cold sores, are caused by the herpes simplex virus, which enters the body through a break in the skin around or inside the mouth. It is very easy for this virus to spread due to contact with infected fluid by eating from the same utensils, kissing, or touching another person’s saliva.

The prodromal symptoms, or warning signs, of cold sores, will include tingling or itching and pain around your mouth or on your lips. You can get a fever, have a sore throat, or get swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body before the blisters appear. Once the cold sore blisters appear, they will usually break open and leak clear fluid. After the fluid has been drained, the blisters will crust over and take several days or up to two weeks to disappear. Cold sores can be extremely painful for some people. Doctors and scientists have been searching for remedies for cold sores, including ways to reduce the pain they cause, for many years. Laser therapy for cold sores is the most innovative and cutting-edge way we have to fight cold sores today.

Cold sores typically will start to heal on their own within a few days and will disappear completely within a few weeks. However, most people feel self-conscious if they have a cold sore, or experience some level of discomfort and pain. Prior to the introduction of laser therapy for cold sores, the best way to treat cold sores included skin creams, ointments, and sometimes over-the-counter oral medication. This type of treatment typically only gets rid of the cold sores between one to two days faster. The objective was to lessen the uncomfortable symptoms. A far more effective way of dealing with the cold sores is to get laser therapy for cold sores.

Did you know that you can actually prevent a cold sore from breaking out? With the introduction of laser therapy for cold sores, as soon as you feel that morning tingling sensation, you need to schedule an appointment for a laser treatment. The use of a pinpoint laser can actually prevent a cold sore from occurring. If you are too late and you already have a full-blown sore, the laser will work to take away some of the discomfort, help dry up the sore, and augment the healing process.

There is an added advantage to using laser therapy for cold sore treatment. The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores cannot be cured, and so the virus will stay in your body for the rest of your life. If you frequently get cold sores, laser treatment can actually reduce the number of cold sores you get and how severe the breakout is. In addition, if you get a cold sore that reoccurs in the same spot every time, treatment with the laser can actually help reduce the possibility that the sore will continue to appear in that same spot.

Call our office to have your cold sores treated today.

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