MANAGING YOUR TRIGGERS

Whether you have one or multiple cold sore triggers, they tend to fall within a few similar categories. Many of these suppress your immune system or cause damage to the mouth and allow the virus to attack.

By understanding what triggers your cold sores, you can proactively take charge and help defend yourself against future outbreaks.

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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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SEASONAL

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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WEATHER THE WINTER

Cold weather can dry out lips in winter, which can leave you susceptible to cold sores. Use these winter-friendly tips to stop cold sores in their tracks.

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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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STRESS

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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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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