Cold Sore Home Remedies:
Top Home Remedies for Cold Sores
Cold sore home remedies give you consistent, reliable results every time
and for far less money than any remedies you can purchase. This is true whether
prescription or over-the-counter treatments. And, unlike prescription anti-viral
drugs, the herpes virus does not mutate and become immune to these cold sore
It is very important to keep in mind that there are internal and external
treatments. You will get excellent results with either one, but any smart cold
sore treatment strategy will incorporate both types. That is the real secret in
getting rid of cold sores quickly and painlessly.
Throughout the pages in this highly focused web site, you will find many
remedies you can try. Some will work better than others for you. Weed out the
good ones and put together a strategy that works best for your unique needs.
these treatments are free, or nearly so. I am happy to share them with
you, uncovered from nearly 20 years of research on this subject.
Every disease has a remedy in nature. Here are a few good, natural cold sore home
remedies that you should try.
-- Lysine is a common protein but it is truly awesome in dealing with any herpes
Lysine for cold sores is an internal treatment. It is available to some
degree in most foods, but not enough to be therapeutic in treating these sores.
Dairy products are some of the richest sources. Wisconsin dairy products are
much richer than most other dairy, in respect to lysine and calcium.
Most people choose 500 milligram capsules of supplemental lysine from the
vitamin store. It is extremely inexpensive and easy to find. It does not absorb
as well as food source lysine, but it is much easier to adjust and keep track of
the dosage levels.
You might see lysine in some salves or lotions for topical use. These products
may be fine, but do not buy them for the lysine effect. Lysine must get into the
blood and cells to do its job. It does not absorb very well when put on the sore
directly, and is not a good choice for effectively
treating a cold sore.
Garlic is a very versatile and powerful remedy. You can use it as either an
internal or external treatment. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and
anti-fungal. Use this great cold sore remedy both ways for excellent response.
Fresh is always best with garlic. Slice or crush a clove and rub the oil on the
blister area. If this is too strong for your skin, crush some garlic and mix it
with extra-virgin olive oil. This will buffer it a bit. For convenience, you can
also get garlic oil soft-gels at the vitamin store. They are easy to take
orally. Also, each soft-gel is a single topical application. Just pick it and
squeeze it on the sore area. You can put some olive oil on first if you wish.
If you just don't like garlic smell, buy some oregano oil in soft-gels and use
the same way - internally and externally. It won't work quite as well as
garlic but you will get pretty good results. Many people claim it is their favorite
for treating cold sores
and not bothering others at work.
Peppermint has an amazing effect on cold sores. Many folks report complete
healing in just a few days. This is most useful as a topical remedy.
You have several options in using this very pleasant treatment. You can get
peppermint oil soft-gels at the vitamin store very cheap. These are very handy.
Each time you want to treat the sore, just poke a soft-gel and squeeze on the
sore, or apply with a cotton tip.
Peppermint herb can be crushed and applied. More convenient yet is peppermint
tea bags. They are effective even if the peppermint has other herbs or teas
mixed with it. Soak some tea bags and freeze them. Use these in the early stages
when you would normally use ice. Once the healing phase starts (the scab forms),
use hot (as warm as you are comfortable with) tea bags held to the sore for 10
minutes at a time.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus (meaning acid-loving milk-bacterium) is
the most common type of acidophilus. This has produced excellent results both as
an internal as well as an external remedy.
Acidophilus is plentiful in raw yogurt and other fermented milk-based products.
Unfortunately, pasteurization not only kills the bad bacteria but all the
health-giving good bacteria like this as well. (The same problem as taking antibiotics.)
Some yogurt manufacturers put it back in after the process of pasteurization.
People report quick healing by putting yogurt or milk on their sores.
You can buy acidophilus capsules that offer billions of live bacteria in each
capsule. This is the most convenient and sure way to use this remedy. They have
to be kept in the fridge to remain live and viable. You will benefit by taking
it orally, but always with some dairy product - cheese, milk, etc.. Also, get
some plain yogurt and empty several capsules into it. Stir in good and you have
created an awesome topical cold sore home remedy.
Your key to
success is having a complete
cold sore treatment plan
that includes both
external and internal remedies.
remedies give fast, direct results. Because of the painful, embarrassing nature
of these sores, most people focus almost entirely on finding the best topical
treatment. Most companies know this and that is what they offer you.
remedies do not work as fast, but are reliable and powerful over a longer
period. They dramatically boost the benefit of any topical remedy, and they are
the only way to actually prevent these sores.
special oil or salve is not the answer. Even if the product does work well, you
have to keep buying it over and over again. This is not
how to heal
a cold sore for best results.
Reminds me of
this wise quote "give a person food and they will eat for a week, but give them
knowledge and they will never be hungry again."
Better to have
a good plan that, once you have it, you never have to buy it again. Everything
you need is free for your use on this web site.
If you are
in a hurry and just do not want to take the time and cost of trying different
things, you can use a plan that is already designed, tested and put together for
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Cold sores — also called
fever blisters — are quite different from canker sores, a condition people
sometimes associate with cold sores.
Sores Mayo Clinic
Cold sores are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters or sores that appear on the
lips, mouth, or nose that are caused by a virus.
Cold Sores - emedicinehealth.com
Cold sores, sometimes
called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and
around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red,
swollen, and sore.
Cold sores are usually caused by herpes virus, which can lay dormant in the body
and becomes active later when something triggers it.
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