MANAGING LIP HEALTH

Lip health is part of overall health and experiencing lip health issues, like cold sores, can be uncomfortable. When it comes to managing lip health and cold sores, it’s especially important to understand what could be triggering the issue. Whether you have one or multiple cold sore triggers, they tend to fall within a few similar categories. Many of these triggers work to suppress the immune system or cause damage to the mouth which allows the cold sore virus to attack.

Some of the most common causes of cold sores and other lip health issues are related to stress, illness like cold and flu, hormones, or seasonal conditions. If you’re experiencing a cold sore or another lip health issue and you think one of these factors may be the culprit…you’ve come to the right place! Understanding the causes of cold sores, as well as ways to prevent cold sores from happening are all components to maintaining healthy lips.

Our lips are an essential part of our faces and are involved in important actions that we take every day, like smiling, talking, and eating. While plenty of attention is paid to lips when it comes to beauty routines and cosmetics, sometimes underlying lip health can be overlooked. Here at Abreva, we understand how essential healthy lips are to a healthy lifestyle. Caring for your lips goes beyond managing cold sores and includes following a healthy balanced diet, getting enough sleep, using sunscreen when you go out in the sun, and understanding hormonal changes.

Managing lip health and maintaining overall health are closely connected. Whether it’s protecting your lips from the cold, understanding how to manage stress, coping with the loss of a loved one, or introducing exercise into your daily routine, we’ve collected our best resources on lip health here.

By understanding what triggers your cold sores, you can proactively take charge and help defend yourself against future outbreaks. Maintaining lip health every day of the year is important and should become part of your everyday routine—not just when you’re dealing with a cold sore. No matter your age, healthy lips are key to a healthy lifestyle. Get ready to say goodbye to cold sores and say hello to healthy lips!

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Stress Can Trigger The Tingle

Stress takes a toll on your immune system, giving a cold sore the chance to rise to the occasion. Learn how being stressed out can lead to an outbreak.

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TRIGGER-FREE SUMMER VACATION PLANNING

Don’t let a cold sore ruin your summer getaway. Check out these tips on how to manage sun exposure and planning-related stress.

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Can Cold Sores be Caused by Cold Weather? | Abreva®

Can cold sores be caused by weather? Use these winter-friendly tips from Abreva to help deal with cold sores in winter.

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Sun and Cold Sores | Abreva

Can the sun trigger an outburst of cold sores? Check out how to protect your lips from UV rays that cause fever blisters all year long.

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FATIGUE

GET YOUR ZZZZZZ’S

Fatigue can zap your immune system, making you an easy target for a cold sore outbreak. Get the rest you need so you can fight fatigue and keep cold sores away.

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GET MOVING

Fatigue isn’t just mental—it can be physical, too. Remember, a little exercise goes a long way.

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PUMP UP YOUR BRAIN

Don’t ignore the “mind” part of the mind/body equation. Our brains need constant stimulation to stay healthy and productive. Learn how to stimulate your mind and stay stress free.

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RELAXATION TECHNIQUES - PREVENT COLD SORES | ABREVA

Stress can give that dormant cold sore a chance to launch a sneak attack. Discover how remaining calm and relaxed can help stop cold sores in their tracks.

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REDUCE STRESS & COLD SORE TRIGGERS | ABREVA

If stress is one of your cold sore triggers, money management can help. Follow our financial tips to prevent painful cold sore outbreaks.

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COPE WITH ILLNESS OR LOSS

It’s not a coincidence that cold sores often happen when we’re at emotional or physical lows. Here’s how to take care of yourself during those tough moments in life.

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TAKE THAT COFFEE BREAK

Work can be a top cause of stress in our lives. Here’s how to keep work challenges in perspective and diminish their emotional impact.

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PLAN FOR IMPORTANT DAYS

Holidays and other important days are known stressors. If you’re susceptible to stress-triggered cold sores, it’s important to plan for important days.

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HORMONES

COLD SORES, PREGNANCY & PERIODS | ABREVA

Are periods and even pregnancy cold sore triggers? Discover how you can combat fever blister flares related to hormones and stay cold sore free.

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DENTAL TRAUMA

DON'T DITCH THE DENTIST

Visiting a dentist while you have a cold sore can be worrisome, and can be a trigger for many people. But you don’t have to avoid it. Make your dentist an ally and join forces to minimize the chances of an outbreak.

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COLD & FLU

A LITTLE PREVENTION GOES A LONG WAY

They’re called cold sores and fever blisters for a reason: when your immune system is compromised, you’re more susceptible to an outbreak. So when you feel a cold, fever, or the flu coming on, take the right precautions.

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STRESS-BUSTING MONEY MANAGEMENT TIPS

Don't let money worries stress you out and trigger a cold sore outbreak. Read our essential money management advice for stress-busting tips from Abreva.

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Cold Sores After Lip Fillers: What You Need to Know | Abreva®

Is it common to get cold sores after lip fillers? Check out this article from Abreva today for more information about cold sores and lip fillers.

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