Treatment Of Herpes Cold Sores
An outcome of a viral infection, cold sores can manifest themselves on the skin and the nervous system and they
are also called fever blisters. This highly infectious skin condition is caused by herpes virus,
which can lie latent in the body till it is pushed by something to get active.
Sometimes people confuse these with impetigo, which grows between the nose and the upper lip. The color of the
impetigo fluid is like honey and it looks cloudy. Non-transmittable canker sores are actually ulcers, which occur,
in the soft tissues of the mouth where sores do not develop.
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As prophylactic step for the management of cold sore, always wash your hands well. Acyclovir (Zovirax) is a drug
effective in reducing the duration of stay of this skin condition. However, treatment may include topical creams or
ointments or sometimes-antiviral medicines (such as Acyclovir or Famciclovir).
If you have to manage accompanying pain, take paracetamol or take the help of witch hazel and apply on the
sores. This local application medicine is a good anesthetic too. It is important to have a hearty yet balanced diet
which is in no way deficit in vitamins A, C, E, zinc and iron, as this helps in boosting your
immune system and combating this skin condition. You also need to do away with overtly salty, spicy or acidic foods
and drinks, which could harm the sores.
Prevention is preferable to cure so where possible, avoid acidic and salty foods. These include: chocolates,
peanuts, grains, peas, seeds, oatmeal and whole-wheat are high in arginine, should be restricted. Keep to a vitamin
rich diet while avoiding tea and coffee.
Rubbing ice on the infected skin for few minutes, repeated this every hour, is a very good home remedy for this
skin condition. Alternatively you can apply a tea bag for few minutes on the blisters, repeating this every hour. A
warm tea bag compress on the blisters for about half an hour could also be another option. Signs Of Herpes
Applying witch hazel on this skin condition has a miraculous relief effect. Take cover from sun-related cold
sores by using sunscreen on the lips and arrest its recurrence.
Coconut Oil: Take 100ml of coconut oil, 2ml of disinfectant, and 3ml or carbolic acid and mix them together. Put
this on the cold sores twice a day. Some even recommend this for treating boils and mosquito bites.
One acknowledged home remedy for herpes cold sores is found in tea tree oil, when it is
consumed as a drink with herbal sage and violet. You could make a mixture of all these items and add a few sage
leaves and ginger powder and then put all of it in a cup of boiling water. If you want your cold sores to simply go
away in a short span of couple of days, drink this at least 2 to 3 times a day.
When everything fails for you, 3 acidophilus pills twice a day in the morning and evening could work wonders and
dry and clear up. Taking 2 pills a day would be the best option for those who suffer from this skin condition more
than often. This is not a complete list of home herpes cold sore remedies by any means but those
that most commonly provide relief.