More than one hundred million Americans suffer from at least one cold sore outbreak every year. The majority suffers from an average of four per year, with more than 11 million people having at least one cold sore outbreak per month.

There are several triggers that release the virus that creates cold sores, including sun exposure, stress, fevers, or changes to the immune system.

Cold sores are caused by a virus under the surface of your skin.

As the virus spreads to other healthy cells and the body responds by attacking it, fluids containing the virus are pushed up and out, creating a crusted blister that contains more of the virus. Since the virus is highly contagious, it can be spread through multiple forms of contact - including touching, kissing or using the same washcloths.

While the virus is contagious during its entire active cycle (from initial tingling to formation of hard scab), it is most dangerous when the blister is open and oozing.

Cold sores are extremely contagious from person to person. Some other conditions resulting from making contact with a cold sore outbreak include Encephalitis and Keratitis.

Viroxyn Professional Use can help stop outbreaks fast, reducing the risk of infecting others.

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