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Cold Sores
What is it?
These are small blisters which usually appear on the lips and are caused by herpes simplex virus. The virus can also attack other parts of the face, the genitals and other skin areas. The virus can remain dormant in the body for years. It can be reactivated at any time by fever, stress, exposure to cold, lowered resistance or menstruation. Warning Always see a doctor immediately for cold sores near the eyes.
Symptoms:
blisters, lip sores and skin sores.
Conventional Practice:
Doctors prescribe antiviral drugs to reduce the symptoms, and chemists stock creams and lotions to relieve the pain of the blisters and help them to heal.
Alternative Treatments:
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
   



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