Love stories never fail to remind us of the ones that make it to film generally follow a simple arc. An attractive man and woman meet in a very serendipitous way, their extremely obvious and captivating chemistry develops. A hurdle or two threatens the future of their fate. And they ultimately overcome any obstacle in order to remain true to this spellbinding, life affirming love that can, evidently, not be broken.
Do you know what movies don’t account for? Is the regular, mundane inconveniences such as cold sores. Not once have you seen a couple in the throes of romance, to have to stop. Suddenly, due to one or both having a cold sore. And yet, that is many people’s reality. A reality so inconvenient that it obviously strips the overall arc of the love story of its magic. Which is why it is absent from every romantic storyline in books and film.
And do we really blame them? Would The Notebook have carried the same enchanting message of ‘love conquers all’ if it had had to cater for less glamorous things such as cold sores, AS WELL as dementia and disapproving parents? Probably not.
Even Disney love stories, like Aladdin, would not have been remiss for representing a common virus. Would it have added to the storyline to have Aladdin or Princess Jasmine prone to cold sores. And having to delay already infrequent kisses due to highly contagious oral conditions? It’s doubtful.
Gladiator would not have had the same gargantuan love story had the film crew had had to incorporate a pesky virus into an otherwise epic story arc. And to be fair, creams like Zovirax Cold Sore Cream very likely didn’t exist in the Roman Empire. So we understand that representation of cold sores is not appropriate for EVERY love story.
And yet cold sores are a very common virus, not only stopping lovers from kissing but causing great discomfort to anyone who is prone to getting them. This is where products such as Zovirax Cold Sore Cream come to the table to help a person out. They don’t want to delay your kisses as much as you don’t want them to be delayed. Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is hell bent on getting to the source of the sore. Requiring you to apply it topically up to five times a day at four hour intervals for four days. Its active ingredient, aciclovir, is making sure to fight the virus deeply and directly. So you are relieved of discomfort as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, let’s see a movie released that accounts for this virus that afflicts many. Let’s see it incorporated into the epic romance so that people can feel represented in their viral distress. And deserving of the same kind of fate-driven plotline that so many who seemingly don’t suffer from cold sores do. You can have the cold sores and the romance, Zovirax Cold Sore Cream has made it so.
Cold sores on babies are, of course, far less of a trivial matter (and completely separate from the issue at hand). Major precautions should be taken to prevent chances of passing on the virus to them. Especially when in newborn stages (that is, they are under the age of 6 months).
Newborn babies are not immune, however. They can contract a variation of the virus, known as neonatal herpes, if their mother has genital herpes and gives birth vaginally. The baby can also contract the virus through the placenta. If the mother contracts genital herpes within 6 weeks of her due date. A caesarian is recommended to deliver the baby, as opposed to a vaginal birth.
Parents can be quite pedantic about letting people kiss or hug their newborns until they are older and less vulnerable. This is because of how contagious the virus can be. As it is far more common in adults, the preventative measures are very soundly implemented in order to stave off chances of passing it on to them.
An even less likely, but still feasible cause of cold sores in babies is if the mother has herpes-causing blisters on the breast she uses to feed her baby. If milk is expressed from the affected breast, it too, can cause cold sores on the baby.
Due to their still-developing immune system, the symptoms of cold sores in babies can be quite serious. They can range from high temperatures, refraining from feeding, unusual lethargy, has a rash appearing on the skin, eyes or inside of the mouth. This is usually as severe as symptoms will get for a baby. In very extreme cases, the neonatal virus can spread to their organs. If treatment is delayed, they can die as a result. In some cases, they can still die with early treatment. Cases in which the herpes has not reached the baby’s organs, antiviral treatment should work effectively to help the virus rescind.
The requirements of parents for people to avoid hugging and kissing their children. Particularly during the newborn phase – and wash hands frequently in their company is a common measure for the prevention of cold sores on babies. These precautions might seem overly zealous, but they are very effective way to protect your children from the virus.
I have read a story of an 8-week old baby who contracted the Herpes Simplex Virus after her dad had a cold sore. She developed symptoms similar to that of conjuctivitus. And after days of them not clearing, as well as her general unsettled, upset demeanor, she was rushed to hospital for examination.
After being diagnosed, her parents were advised that if they had delayed their hospital trip much longer, their baby may not have made it. Preventative measures are much more favourable than treatment. It is best to comply with the boundaries set by the parents. Or stay away from newborns if you know you have a cold sore (or even one coming on), regardless of their instructions.