Home Remedies for Cold Sores

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Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Home Remedies for Cold Sores are highly effective in treating this common problem. These cold sores appear around your lips or cheeks. Sometime these sores are also called fever blisters. These are characterized by itchiness and stinging sensation.

Causes of Cold Sores:

Cold Sores are caused by contagious herpes virus.

  • Herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1)
  • Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2).

Symptoms of Cold Sores:

  • Fever
  • Swollen neck glands
  • Sore throat
  • Soreness in the mouth or on the lips
  • General body aches (malaise).

Home Remedies for Cold Sores:

  • Lemon balm rich with polyphenols content minimizes risk of herpes infection. One can apply it in ointment form. One can also take it internally as it showcases great antiviral properties.
  • Olive leaf extract also checks viral infections due to its antibiotic properties.
  • Take 500 mg L-Lysine to combat cold sores.
  • Vitamin B complex has an instrumental role in healing and immune functions. One should consume 100 mg of B vitamin capsules twice a day.
  • Putting a pinch of salt on the cold sore and holding it for sometimes is also of great help in fighting cold sores. It may be painful but it is also an effective home remedy for cold sores.
  • One should cut garlic into two parts and apply the freshly cut parts onto the cold sores. Garlic contains a compound called cold Kyolic that contains antiviral properties. One can also take garlic in capsule form.

These home remedies for Cold Sores may not cure the disease but will certainly give some relief.

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