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Cold Sores

Cold sores are inflamed blisters that appear on the mouth, lips, nose and chin area. Cold sores are the result of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1). While there are two types of the herpes virus, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) and HVS1, HSV2 dosen not cause cold sores. Cold sores are not curable, but there are a wide range of treatments available such as tablets, creams and lotions. Experts have began to look into the cannabis plant as a possible treatment due to the plant showing promising therapeutic advantages in the medical world.

Cold sores are also known as oral herpes and roughly 80% of American adults carry the herpes simplex virus. Once someone is infected with the herpes virus, signs and symptoms are not apparent. In fact, you may be a carrier of the virus, yet are unaware. This is because the virus can lay dormant in the body, until something triggers it. When the virus is triggered, cold sores appear. Statistics from the show that 90 percent of American adults have been exposed to the virus by the age of 50.

While the herpes virus is not curable, cold sores on the other hand are treatable.From the moment a trigger occurs, cold sores can take roughly up to 10 days to heal. cannabisMD provide articles in relation to cold sores, the herpes virus, factors, triggers, signs and symptoms and treatments. Treatments we discuss are pharmaceutical, home remedies, alternative and natural treatments such as the cannabis plant.

Scientific studies show that the cannabis plant has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may have the potential to reduce redness and other symptoms associated with cold sores. Our aim is to research more information on these clinical studies, and provide you with the information regarding the studies.