I’m you are like me, you are sick and tired of getting cold sores. When you feel the tingling or burning sensation on your skin you know that one is on its way. They can be painful, embarrassing, and incredibly frustrating. You are probably wonder what is the quickest way to get rid of it, even overnight.
Depending on what stage the infected area is in it may be difficult to get rid of it overnight. Cold sores are caused by a virus that sits dormant in the body so you can never know when an outbreak it about to occur. Preventing these outbreaks is the best way to fight back. Catching it early gives you the best chance of making it disappear by morning. And I KNOW you want that thing gone!
When you first feel the symptoms of an outbreak, the best thing to do is apply a topical treatment to the infected area. Do this FAST before it gets any worse and you go crazy. You can find these products at your local drug store. Even toothpaste has been proven effective to kill the bacteria and virus. Wash your face and hands and apply a generous amount on the cold sore or tingling area. Leave on the treatment as long as possible.
Be sure to leave the area alone and avoid picking or scratching at it. By constantly touching it you run the risk of infecting other parts of your face. This will make it much harder to get rid of it fast and could cause a more serious outbreak.
Again the best way to prevent these annoying outbreaks is to stop them before they ever occur. Vitamin C and E are helpful when supplemented with a healthy diet. Lower your intake of acidic foods as these tend to cause frequent outbreaks. Prolonged exposure to the sun will also cause the virus to strike.