Did you know that 90% of people over 50 carry the HSV-1 virus that is responsible for cold sores on the lips?
If you have never experienced a cold sore, consider yourself lucky! Millions of people get more than one episode per year and they often last up to two weeks! Not good, and they’re very hard to cover up!
Can I prevent them? Don’t despair! If you are one of the millions who breaks out with a fever blister on occasion, there are steps you can take to help stop them in their tracks:
- limit exposure to the sun, avoid sunburns, and definitely wear lip balm with an SPF or 30+
- keep stress out of your life by engaging in stress-reducing practices like mindfulness meditation (for great tips on how to do ‘mindfulness meditation’ any time, anywhere, click here)
- know the signs of an impending cold sore so you can take the necessary steps to prevent an outbreak, or at the very least, shorten the duration
The good news about cold sores? They tell you when they’re coming. Cold sores usually come with a warning: a tingling or burning sensation before anything is visible on the lips. This “warning” stage — called prodrome — is the ideal time to start using a product. Don’t wait for the cold sore to appear.
Is there a product that stops cold sores before they start? There hasn’t been a real breakthrough product to address this problem in many years, until now.
The most common treatments recommended by doctors include systemic drugs, taken orally, like Famvir or Valtrex. But, a new product on the market, Sitavig, is revolutionary because unlike these systemic meds — and topical prescription creams like Zovirax which must be taken or applied frequently during the course of the outbreak — Sitavig requires only one one application to the gum once the cold sore has sent you a warning sign.
How does it work? The Sitavig® (ACYCLOVIR), 50mg Buccal Tablet has a unique vehicle and delivery system: it uses a proprietary delivery technology called Luriad® which consists of a tablet that sticks to the gum above the incisor tooth on the side of the lip that is infected with a cold sore. Tasteless and odorless, it dissolves quickly to provide a sustained release of medicine.
Sitavig is available by prescription only at local retail pharmacies, so talk with your doctor or pharmacist today.
Stop cold sores before they start.