Cold Sore Remedies
and Cold Sore Treatment
The best cold sore
treatment is a plan made up of several internal and external cold sore
remedies. It is always wise to test various cold sore remedies and cold sore
treatment options to come up with the best plan for your individual body.
There is no single
remedy that will do the entire job for you. There are many products out
there claiming to be all you need. Save your money! Your treatment plan
should include at least one internal and one external remedy. Keep in mind
that these sores begin internally and manifest externally. Hitting the virus
from both sides is most effective.
Well proven internal
remedies include supplemental forms of Lysine, Olive Leaf Extract, Zinc and
Garlic. Popular external (topical) treatments include Peppermint Oil, Garlic
Oil, Coconut Oil and/or baking soda based Toothpaste.
Also, as mentioned in
the previous article, you will enjoy much better success with your cold sore
remedies and cold sore treatment if you totally avoid all cereal grain
products such as breads, breakfast cereals and most packaged meals - just
for a couple days.
Many folks have limited
their grain intake and claim to get much fewer and shorter outbreaks.
To learn more
about cold sore remedies and cold sore treatment check out these articles:
Foods To Avoid With Cold Sores
How To Heal a Cold Sore Faster
Healing a cold sore fast
is essential. These sores are painful, ugly and very contagious. This not
only interferes with your energy levels but also dramatically hurts your
Knowing what works for
others will help you develop your own fast healing plan. Here is a great
remedy that others use with much success to halt and heal a sore fast. Keep
in mind that the sooner you begin treatment, the better and faster the
Lysine works very fast
and is the first line of treatment for many people. Lysine is a common
protein (amino acid) found in many foods - especially dairy and certain
types of fish. It is also very cheap to buy and usually can be found in the
vitamin section of most stores.
As a treatment, people
will take 2000 to 6000 milligrams spread out daily until about a day after
the sore disappears. That would be about four to twelve 500 mg. capsules
daily. The capsule form is better than tablets for fast absorption.
As with any treatment,
smart users start small and work up to determine their sensitivity.
With many folks I have
worked with, we have found that certain foods in your diet will keep the
lysine from working very well.
Grains and tomatoes are
the worst offenders. Grains are bad because they contain large amounts of
Arginine, which actually feeds the cold sore virus. Also, grains cause
acidity in the body which encourages virus activity. Tomato products are
very acidic also.
People who did not have
much luck with lysine treatment were simply amazed when they eliminated ALL
grain products and tomato products during the two or three day treatment
For more information
about how to heal a cold sore faster, check out these special articles -
How To Heal
Cold Sore ,
Repeated Cold Sores
Here is a quick
breakdown for you:
1. Dormant Stage
- The herpes
virus is inactive and hiding within nerve cells at the root of the nerve
fiber. This is the preferred stage, of course. It can last for weeks,
months, years or a lifetime.
Symptoms - No apparent signs or symptoms. You are free and
2. Prodrome Stage - This is the beginning of a cold sore attack. The
virus awakens and comes out of hiding, traveling up the nerve fiber toward
the surface to replicate.
Symptoms - The symptoms of this stage are slight and often
overlooked. The experienced cold sore sufferer will notice a slight
tingling, itching, dryness or burning sensation at the end of the nerve
where the virus will eventually create the sore..
3. Inflammation Stage - The virus colony has reached the surface and
is now entering as many cells as possible, beginning the actual replication
Symptoms - You will notice much redness and soreness as
the individual virus particles invade each cell. Small, hard pimple-like
bumps (called vesicles) will normally appear. Lymph glands under the jaw, on
the closest side to the sore, will swell and become sore. Most people
experience mild fever and headaches at this point.
4. Destruction stage - The invading virus turns the cells into virus
factories. They force each cell to create new virus particles. Once full,
the controlling virus will destroy the cell to release the new viruses.
Symptoms - This massive destruction of cells causes an
open, ulcer type sore that quickly crusts over. This is the most contagious
and painful time.
5. Healing Stage - The herpes virus is done destroying cells as it
completes the replication process. Now your body must regenerate new cells
to replace the destroyed tissue.
Symptoms - You will experience pain at the site. Remember,
a cold sore is built on the end of a nerve bundle exposing the nerve. You
will have a lot of fluid oozing from the sore which is extremely contagious.
The scab falls off as new skin takes its place.
The healing stage is the most frustrating stage. You feel fine but are still
too contagious to kiss. The healing stage can last up to a week or two.
Read more about this here -
Cold Sore Stages and Symptoms
It honestly can't get any better, cheaper or easier than this ..........
how to get rid of cold sores
the quick and easy way according to many experienced sufferers.
cleanse the area with hydrogen peroxide.
basically highly oxygenated water. The extra oxygen molecules shed off to your
skin and are absorbed into the infected tissue. This helps to chase the virus
critical for mending tissue (healing your wound quickly). This also raises the
pH of the area, which interferes with viral activity. It is truly a miracle in a
treating a cold sore and many other skin problems.
some form of peppermint oil.
extremely powerful in making
vanish quickly. It depends on the circumstances but I have seen seen healing in
as little as two to three days.
You can buy
peppermint oil capsules at the vitamin store. They are great for digestion and
deodorizing the body inside and out. Also, each capsule is perfect for one
application. Simply prick and squeeze the oil right onto your sore.
If it is too
strong for your skin, you may want to dilute it first with olive oil. One
mixture that works very well is a mixture of garlic, peppermint and olive oil.
recipe is one part garlic oil, two parts peppermint oil and 3 parts extra-virgin
olive oil. Mix in some baking soda or powdered Stevie (an alkalizer and natural
sweetener) and apply as a salve (after you cleanse with Peroxide first).
You can make
this even better by crushing your own fresh garlic and peppermint leaves. If you
have access to herbal lemon balm, by all means add it too.
3. Get some
Lysine is is one
of the safest and most effective
cold sore remedies you will find. Any
good cold sore treatment plan must have one or more internal remedies as part of
the overall strategy.
Not only does
lysine boost the effects of the topical treatments, but it hits the virus hard
from behind. Most people use lysine capsules because they are so cheap and
convenient. Some foods very rich in lysine include all dairy products and the
when using capsules, consume three to six grams throughout each day. They
continue this therapy until the
sore is totally healed. You may also want to look into
foods that prevent cold sores which are high lysine dietary choices.
The sooner you start, the better the results.
Many people have prevented
cold sores from erupting by beginning Lysine at the first tingling
Without a doubt,
the above 3-step plan has worked wonders for a multitude of people. It has saved
dates, weddings and special social events of all sorts.
The key to beating cold
sores is not one remedy but a complete strategy using multiple methods.
That is truly how to get rid
of cold sores fast.
Every person who
is subject to cold sores should develop a strategic plan. A single
miracle product will not do the job by itself. There are two many aspects of
these outbreaks to ever depend on just one topical remedy.
As I referred to
earlier, a sound
cold sore treatment plan must be comprised of both external
and internal remedies. A topical oil or cream may be great, but will
never give you the satisfactory results you want. It is only a small part of the
This is a small web site, but
everything you need is here for your benefit. There are many cold sore remedy
ideas you can try out. We are continually adding new ones as they are reported
to us and fully tested.
Use what you like best and and
add them to your arsenal. Once you have a good treatment plan, you will