A sore is a bleb, lesion or bump that causes itching, inflammation, redness and pain. It might appear anywhere on your body and is often filled with serous fluid. The sore may be quite hard to the touch; however it softens and starts bleeding after a few days of its occurrence. Many sores take a much longer time to heal.
There are numerous factors that may lead to the formation of sores. They include viral infections, allergic reactions, eczema, insect bites, extended bed rest, leukaemia, diabetes, and skin cancer. The herpes simplex virus causes sores on the genitals, fingers and mouth.
There are several treatments that can be used to reduce the symptoms of sores. They include topical treatments such as ointments or creams applied directly on the sores, over the counter medications in the form of pills and application of skin protectants or a sunscreen-containing lip balm. It is important to remember that the treatment will vary with the underlying cause.
There are numerous brands on the market that help relieve the symptoms associated with sores. Nelsons Calendula Cream is a popular brand that is used to treat sore and rough skin. It is prepared from the Calendula plant, also known as “Marigold”. Calendula exhibits anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is well known for its healing properties. It is a soothing multi-purpose skin cream that helps treat rough skin and blebs. Apply the Nelsons Calendula Cream to the affected area and rub in lightly. If you are pregnant always consult a doctor before using this product.