Though primary infection doesn't usually cause symptoms, children under the age of five years could experience symptoms such as high temperature, headache, swollen and painful gums (gingivitis), and blisters inside the mouth (stomatitis). In case of adults,primary infection could cause sore throat, swollen tonsils, fever, and headache.
Also, follow these precautionary measures:
➠ Stress can cause the virus to get reactivated. So, practice relaxation techniques to avoid stress.
➠ Exposure to sunlight is also considered to be a trigger. So, wear sunblock on your face and apply a lip balm when going outdoors. It is advisable to apply a sunscreen or lip balm with a sun protection factor or 15 or more.
➠ Avoid physical contact with someone who has a cold sore. Don't kiss someone who has a cold sore, and refrain from having oral sex if you or your partner has a cold sore/genital herpes.
➠ Don't share any creams, medicines, make-up or any object, which may have come into contact with an infected area.
➠ Use an antibacterial soap to wash your hands. Also, refrain from touching the blisters every now and then. Wash your hands after touching the blisters.
➠ Refrain from consuming foods that are salty, acidic, or spicy.