There are a few self-care measures to prevent cold sores or herpes outbreaks:
- Taking care of yourself and your immune system
Common triggers for cold sores are feeling run down or when you’re ill
- Making sure you get enough sleep
Lack of sleep may trigger activation of the herpes virus
- Being safe in the sun
Sun exposure can trigger cold sores, so wear lip balm with SPF
- Suppressive therapy
Daily antiviral medication can prevent the virus multiplying and reduce the frequency of outbreaks.
Pilot offers both suppression and treatment options for herpes viruses. Your doctor will work with you to find what is most suitable.