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Cold Sores Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Cold Sores

Cold Sores Home Remedy

Cold Sores, sometimes also known as Fever Blisters, are small blisters that usually appear around the outside of your lips or mouth, and occasionally on your nose or cheeks. They are often very itchy and tend to cause a stinging sensation. They typically last for 7 to 10 days, and they sometimes ooze fluid or form a yellow colored crust. Cold sores are very common, with about 20 to 40 percent of the population experiencing cold sores at least once in their lifetime.

Some people experience a sense of tiredness or fatigue one or two days before the recurrence of a cold sore. Others feel a tingling or numbness at the site of the future outbreak. Although there is no cure once a cold sore develops, the home remedies listed below can help to ease the pain and discomfort that is often associated with them.

Causes of Cold Sores

Cold Sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Once you have been exposed to this virus you are infected for life. Infection usually occurs when the virus enters through small breaks in the skin, possibly at the site of injury small cracks in the skin.

If you have the virus, cold sores can develop due to a variety of reasons:

  • Emotional and physical stress
  • Colds or other respiratory infections
  • Exposure to the sun or wind without protection
  • Hormone changes such as during menstruation
Since cold sores are contagious, you should avoid direct contact with other persons during the period when the blisters are developing. You should also avoid touching your eyes or genital area unless you have first washed your hands thoroughly. Oral sex should be avoided when cold sores are present, as this can transmit the infection.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Cold Sores

Cold Sores Home Remedy Using Whole Milk

A compress using whole milk can help ease the pain associated with a cold sore, as well as help to speed up the healing process.

  • Let a glass of whole milk sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Soak a cloth into the milk and place the compress onto the cold sore.
  • Keep the compress on the cold sore for 10 minutes
  • Remove the compress and rinse the milk to avoid a sour smell.

Cold Sores Home Remedy Using Lysine

Lysine is an amino acid that counteracts arginine, which is another amino acid that is used by the Herpes Simplex Virus to replicate itself. Therefore, for people that experience frequent cold sores (more than 2 or 3 per year), lysine supplements of 2000 to 3000mg per day are recommended in order to inhibit the virus. Lysine supplments can be found in most health food stores.

It is also recommended that you limit your intake of foods that are high in arginine, such as chocolate, cereals, cashews, peanuts, cola, beer, and foods containing gelatin.

Natural Treatment for Cold Sores Using Ice

Ice cubes are a great way to ease the pain associated with a cold sore. Simply rub an ice cube directly onto the cold sore for a few minutes when it first begins to appear. Repeat this every 10 minutes for about an hour or so.

Using Aloe Vera as a Remedy for Cold Sores

The juice from an aloe plant can help ease the pain from a cold sore. Simply rub aloe juice directly onto the infected area for some fast relief. Aloe gels can also be used instead of fresh aloe juice.

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  1. on said:

    After recently trying to get rid of my cold sores using oral meds, I've been trying a new product that my friend lent me that has had some decent results. It's called InterceptCS, and I've been having some good success with it so far. It uses heat, so it takes some trust to get into but if you do, it's worth it! (at least for me so far).


  2. on said:

    The instructions say that you need to catch the sore at the absolute beginning of the attack. In my case Herpes simplex had been partying in my lip for a whole day before I applied Hemoform Serum. I still got noticeable results. I would imagine if you catch it early enough it could stop the outbreak all together.

  3. on said:

    Thank you, very informative article! I have a question – has anyone tried Shungite water? One of my friends advised me to try it and in his case it helped. If anybody had cold sores and tried it - please advise.

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  5. on said:

    I have discovered that when cold sores start tingling before the outbreak you can cut a piece of lime and place it where it is tingling for 10 to 15 minutes.It stops the tingling and the outbreak. yay!

  6. on said:

    Hemoform serum is one the best way to treat herpes. It also helps me to prevent cold sore when you use it at the very start of tingling sensation on the lip. If the cold sore appears, it cures the blister in a very short time. I love it!

  7. on said:

    I'm a man of 21yrs and I normally experience cold sores for at least 4 times a year, but I thought that it's because of the country where I find myself. I'm in a tropical part of the world.

  8. on said:

    I just purchased some curasore from Iherb. Gonna give that a try the next time I have an outbreak. I also use lysine daily, 2000mg.

  9. on said:

    Cold sores are typically a manifestation of the non-curable herpes simplex virus. But you can easily get rid or them forever through natural remedies. garlic has great antiviral properties which people can use to get relief from a cold sore.Click here for more : http://coldsoresfreeforever.uni.me/

    Cut up the garlic into smaller cloves, place one of the cold sore, this should make the cold sore recede then completely destroy it. The great thing about using garlic for this is that it doesn’t sting the person or make them want to scratch it; this will provide a source of relief when it comes to getting rid of the cold sore.

  10. on said:

    Well, I will add that sea vegetables-Dulse! It contains polysaccharides & is proven (along with the iodine) to kill off the virus & stop outbreaks altogether. Sea vegetables can be found at your local grocery stores. Look up the information & remember if you have any existing thyroid problems consult your doctor first prior to eating Dulse. It is very good for everyone. Be happy,well & comfy!!!

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