Avoid foods that seem to cause your cold sores to recur. Who gets herpes? Use sunscreen at all times on your lips in a lip balm form and protect your face from the sun.
Signs and symptoms of a recurrent episode when they occur tend to last about 8 — 10 days on average. If a person is experiencing symptoms orally, we recommend abstaining from performing oral sex and kissing others directly on the mouth until signs have healed and the skin looks normal again. After I was diagnosed, I was scared of rejection and stopped dating entirely for a few months.