- Category: Cold Sores
Home Medications and Treatments for Cold Sores
Also called: Fever Blisters, Recurrent Herpes Labialis
Cold Sore which is also known as Fever Blisters and Recurrent Herpes Labialis, are not exactly similar to canker sores. Though there is no cure for Cold Sore, its frequency and duration can be limited.
"Small, painful, fluid-filled blisters on a raised, red area of your skin, typically around the mouth, pain or tingling often precedes the blisters by one to two days". The Cold Sore lasts for 10 days. The lips are the most common site for Cold Sores to appear. They also can occur on the nostrils, chin or fingers. The Herpes simplex virus is the causative pathogen. The blisters are formed which break open after some time. A fluid oozes out, a yellowish crust is formed which is finally shed exposing pinkish skin whish is healed without any scar. You may experience an itch or heightened sensitivity at the site preceding each attack. Fever, menstruation, stress and exposure to the sun may trigger a recurrence.
The disease is contagious and can be spread by close contact with the infected person.Once you've had an episode of herpes infection, the virus lies dormant in the nerve cells in your skin and may emerge again as an active infection at or near the original site.
Other causes of gout are heredity, alcoholic drinks, regular eating of foods rich in protein and carbohydrate, lack of proper exercise, and stress.
- Simmer 2 slices of fresh ginger in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes. Process fresh cleavers in a food processor and strain to produce 30 ml (2 tbsp) of juice. Combine the decoction and cleavers juice with the juice of half a lemon and drink the mixture 1-2 times a day.
- Apply 1-2 drops of 300 lavender or tea tree oil directly to the sore when the warning tangling first stars.
- Use echinacea or marigold cream on the sore once blisters have appeared.