Don’t Kiss On Valentine’s Day – It Can Make You Sick!

Between New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, Americans find themselves in the middle of the most dreadful part of winter, but also find themselves in the height of kissing season. And while the idea of kissing season may sound cozy, it can be a huge stumbling block to your health according to integrative pharmacist, Georgea Pasedis, who says we need to revisit a more conservative social etiquette for your health’s sake when it comes to swapping fluids so freely, especially during the winter months.

Some of the infections that can be spread easily through kissing include herpes, mononucleosis and the common cold and flu. And this isn’t just a problem with lovers, victims could also include children being innocently kissed by grandma at your next family gathering!

Join Late Night Health host, Mark Alyn, as he discusses what can be spread through an innocent kiss with nutraceuticals-meets-pharmaceuticals integration expert, Georgea Pasedis, PharmD., R.Ph. She will go in depth on solutions for cold sores, also known as fever blisters, an incurable problem that affects an estimated 70 percent of Americans according to Duke University Medical Center. For many, the initial viral infection occurs during childhood but may lay dormant and undiagnosed for many years. Kissing or sharing of drinks, utensils, towels, razors or other personal items can easily spread cold sores. Illness, stress, hormonal changes, cold weather and excessive exposure to sunlight can all be responsible for initiating outbreaks that announce their arrival often with a tingling, itching or burning sensation.

Before you kiss someone you don’t know too well, arm yourself with the knowledge that Mark Alyn’s guest Georgea Pasedis provides to keep you well during kissing season!

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