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

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

Cold Sore Trigger-Free Summer Vacation Planning

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

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SEASONAL

SEASONAL

Cold Sores From Cold Weather: How to Prevent Winter Cold Sores

Prevent winter cold sores with this helpful guide from the experts at Abreva. Learn more about cold sores during cold weather and find out how to treat them.

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SEASONAL

SEASONAL

Get the Facts: Cold Sores and Sun Exposure

Protect your lips from UV rays and learn more about the connection between the sun and cold sores with this guide from Abreva.

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FATIGUE

Managing Lip Health: How to Get Better Sleep

Get the rest you need so you can fight fatigue and keep cold sores away with tips on how to get better sleep from Abreva.

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FATIGUE

FATIGUE

Managing Your Triggers: Cold Sores and Exercise

Get ahead of your triggers and learn about the connection between cold sores and exercise with this guide from Abreva.

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FATIGUE

FATIGUE

Managing Lip Health: Ways to Relieve Stress

Don’t ignore the “mind” part of the mind/body equation. Learn how to stimulate your mind and stay stress free with these tips for relieving stress from Abreva.

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FATIGUE

STRESS

Preventing Cold Sores: Relaxation Techniques

Help prevent cold sores by practicing relaxation techniques. Discover how remaining calm and relaxed can help stop cold sores in their tracks with Abreva.

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STRESS

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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Cold Sore Triggers: Stress at Work and How to Manage It

Keep work challenges in perspective and diminish their emotional impact with these tips on managing stress at work from Abreva.

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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

Get the Facts: Cold Sores, Periods, and Pregnancy

Discover how you can combat fever blister flares related to hormones and stay cold sore free with this guide to cold sores, periods, and pregnancy from Abreva.

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HORMONES

DENTAL TRAUMA

What to Know: Going to the Dentist with a Cold Sore

Make your dentist an ally and join forces to minimize the chances of a cold sore outbreak. Get tips on going to the dentist with a cold sore from Abreva.

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DENTAL TRAUMA

COLD & FLU

Managing Cold Sores: Cold and Flu Prevention

Manage your cold sore outbreaks with helpful tips on cold and flu prevention from the experts at Abreva.

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COLD & FLU

STRESS

Avoid Cold Sores: Stress-Busting Money Management Tips

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

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SEASONAL

Cold Sores After Lip Fillers: What You Need to Know

Get advice from the experts at Abreva to learn more about cold sores after lip fillers and how to treat them.

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