Once a person becomes infected with a cold sore virus, it remains in his or her body forever and may cause future outbreaks. There are a number of factors, known as “triggers” that can bring on a cold sore recurrence. Some of the more common triggers are:
- Common Cold
- Hormonal Changes (i.e. Mentruation, Pregnancy)
- Sun Exposure
- General Ill Health
- Local Trauma (i.e. Dental Work, Shaving)
- Excessive Cold or Heat
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