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What triggers cold sore breakouts?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Various factors: Stress can sometimes do it. Sometimes they just happen.
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Stress: Any type of stress. Emotional, physical etc. Physical stress includes hormonal, sleep deprivation, immune diseases, medications, and many more. Too much sun! discuss this w your dr. So the causes can be determined and addressed!

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What to avoid eating during a cold sore breakout?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Cold sores: Eat these Foods Rich in Lysine (and low in arginine) Margarine. Yogurt. Most cheese (and other dairy products) Apples, mangoes, apricots, pears (and many other fruits). Fish (especially flounder) Most poultry and meat.

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