Before we touch on how to get rid of a cold sore I am going to go over prevention. As they say “Prevention is better than cure” There is no one active way to prevent cold sores completely, however you can greatly reduce the frequency they occur or help to prevent getting the virus, which causes it with a few simple steps.
If there are blisters or cold sores on any part of your body avoid skin contact and kissing; the herpes virus that causes cold sores can be spread through skin-to-skin contact. When a cold sore is present avoid the sharing of personal items like soap etc.
When you have an outbreak wash your hands and be careful when touching other parts of your body. Cold sores can actually appear anywhere on the body so if you have one and touch your eye for example you can spread it to other areas of the body.
Avoid things which can cause cold sores. This can include stress on the body including illness, not enough sleep or damage caused by long exposure to the sun. When you have a cold sore cover it if possible. This will help prevent the spreading of the virus.
Now for how to get rid of a cold sore. You can get what is known as Triple Omega 3-6-1. This contains flax oil, fish oil and what they call borage oil. It comes in the form of capsules. Break open a capsule and put it on your sore.
Then there is Lysine. This is an amino acid. Here is what you do. Take two 500 mg tablets. Do this the minute you feel a cold sore coming on. Then the next day take another two 500 mg tablets.
You can use garlic. Basically cut a clove of garlic and apply it to the affected area. Buy Aloe Vera in a cream or gel form, if you can get the sap directly from the plant then that is even better. Again apply to the cold sore. You can make a cup of green tea. When done drinking it, let the tea bag cool and put it on your sore.
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