Cold sore remedies need not come in the form of nice packaging from pharmacies or the clinic. There are many natural remedies that you can use immediately to reduce its effects such as pain and swelling. On top of that, they can also cut down the recurrence. The core principle behind these cold sore remedies is they are able to suppress the HPV virus, the culprit behind cold sores.
Mint – a dose of mint extract called Melissa Officiinalis is effective in accelerating the healing and clearing up the cold sores in as short as 4 to 5 days.
Sage – sage is consumed as a tea, ie Sage tea to clear the cold sore outbreak. Sage tea is a highly effective cold sore remedy that works well against sores. To prepare the tea, you need to mix a few sage leaves and a teaspoon of powdered ginger with boiling water. A few cups of these is ideal for the whole day.
Lysine – A lot of today’s over the counter medications for cold sores contain lysine. Basically, lysine is able to inhibit the HPV virus’s ability to replicate itself. When you increase your lysine intake, you can reduce the recurrence of cold sores and at the same time dramatically reduce the pain, swelling and discomfort when cold sores do break out. You can easily find lysine in dairy products like milk and also in yoghurt.
Vaseline – Vaseline is one of the petroleum-based cold sore remedies capable of soothing the cold sores with preventing cracking and dryness. It is also helpful in protecting your cold sores against bacterial infections.
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