How to Treat Cold Sores Below the Nose

Cold sores below the nose are caused by the HSV-1 virus. About 70% of the population carry the virus, but only about a third ever become infected. Fever blisters most commonly appear on or around the lips/mouth, but you can also get cold sores under and around the nose. They’re often spread from other areas of the body, or by other people as it’s a highly contagious condition.

If you have a bad cold or a nasty allergy, you can be forgiven for thinking that a blister has formed due to the soreness that comes from blowing your nose too much. However, that wouldn’t cause anything that resembles a cold sore blister underneath the nose. It might cause a reddened area, due to the irritation, but the symptoms are easy to tell apart. If a blister or a cluster of blisters appear on the nostrils, then you have a cold sore.

If that is the case, you need to treat it as quickly as possible with HERP-B-GONE Cold Sore Cream. The sooner that you take action, the easier it will be to clear up. It contains FDA-approved butylated hydroxyltoluene (BHT), which has strong healing and therapeutic properties. It’s also backed up by a 100% no-questions-asked guarantee, so be prepared.

In this article, we will outline how the virus travels through your body, and how to know when you’re getting a cold sore. That way, you’ll be able to lessen the severity of an outbreak and heal faster with a proven over-the-counter cold sore medicine.

Can You Get Cold Sores Below the Nose?

You can get cold sores inside the nose, and the area that surrounds the nostrils. Blowing your nose to clear a build-up of phlegm (or mucus) means that you’re weakening the skin or inner lining of the nasal passage. This leaves you more susceptible to the herpes simplex virus.

Your immune system may/will have been compromised by a cold, flu-like symptoms, hay fever or an allergy, perhaps. Any form of sickness or fatigue leaves the body less able to fight off cold sores. Find out more about the different cold sore triggers.

You can become infected through close contact with one of the many carriers of the virus. If you’ve kissed someone who is infected, or engaged in oral sex, you could easily get cold sores near the nose. You may also have shared drinks, cigarettes, and utensils with someone who is infected.

There’s no cure for nose cold sores. While they tend to form in the same area, they can be spread from the lips to the nose, or vice-versa. You’re most at risk during the blister stage. Even if you can’t yet see a cold sore, it’s still infectious. This could make your next outbreak worse.

Why Cold Sores Appear in the Same Spot

Once a cold sore appears on the nose, it’ll show up in the same spot the next time that you experience an outbreak. This is because the virus is stored in the ganglion nerve (in a dormant state) before eventually being triggered.

Common Cold Sore Triggers

The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) lives in a cluster of nerves by your ear. When triggered by stress, a lack of sleep, sun exposurecold weather, poor diet, or hormonal changes, it travels to the nerve ending by your mouth.

How to Avoid Spreading the Virus

You should never touch the sore, so covering up a nose cold sore with a medicated patch is a good option. If you touch the area, you can easily introduce the virus to another part of your mouth or face or spread it to another person.

Cold sores on the nose are highly contagious and are spread by touch.

What’s the Quickest Way to Get Rid of Cold Sores?

The fastest way to stop a blister from forming is by treating it at the very first sign, which is the tingling sensation. This is easier to feel on your lip, but if you have an itchy or burning red spot under your nose, then you should start treating it right away.

You’ve probably heard of a treatment called Abreva cream. If you use Abreva when you notice the sore at this stage, it may be able to stop the virus from forming a blister. Treat it as soon as you can, to stop the condition from getting worse. This will dramatically reduce the healing time. It’s approved by the FDA, so it’s proven to work effectively.

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Don’t Hide Nose Cold Sores with Makeup

Never attempt to hide cold sores around the nostrils with makeup. It’s tempting, but don’t do it. The blister may end up looking less like a sore, but it will cake up and look just as ugly. You could also cause a different type of infection. Makeup isn’t medicated, and you’d be applying it to skin that’s been compromised by a virus.

Use of Invisible Patches

Patches can sometimes fall off of lips because of the constant movement. The adhesive may also come off when you eat or drink. It’s argued that they work better for cold sores under the nose because there isn’t as much movement and there’s no/less liquid to loosen the adhesive.

We recommend the Compeed Cold Sore Patch. It’s a medicated patch that will stop the virus from spreading and help to speed up your recovery.

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How to Avoid Getting Cold Sores

Fever blisters can be painful, and embarrassing. They tend to show up at the worst possible times, like before a meeting at work, an interview, or an end-of-year dance at school, etc.

This is because something, such as stress or anxiety, has triggered it to happen. Unfortunately, there’s no way to stop nose cold sores from occurring, but there is some good news.

If you pay close attention to when/where they appear, you will know the triggers. You’ll then be able to take some preventative action. Here are a few examples:

  • If your trigger is sunlight, limit your time in the sun or wear a good sunscreen lip balm.
  • When your trigger is stress, it would be a good idea to learn relaxation techniques.
  • Apply an FDA-approved product, such as Abreva Cream or HERP-B-GONE cream to the area that is normally affected. This could reduce the healing time to as little as 72 hours. That’s a lot better than waiting for up to 2 weeks to fully heal.

There are a lot of different triggers, and they’re not the same for everyone. When you understand how cold sores affect you, it’s easy to take steps to clear up cold sores in the nose fast. Don’t delay treatment if you want to enjoy a faster recovery.