Cold sores are very painful blisters which occur around the mouth, nose and on the lips. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus. You get the virus by direct contact with the sores and blisters or the oozing fluid out of these blisters of an infected person.
A person may have the virus inside his or her body and never even know about it because the virus remains in a dormant state inside the body for years on end until some calamity triggers it awake to cause infection. This infection is generally transmitted through oral sex and by kissing or by using the infected person’s teacups, spoons, forks or other eating utensils or towels and napkins. The blisters can also appear around the genital areas like the head of the penis or vaginal lips. The outbreaks can be very painful and debilitating as they cause fever, sore throat, muscle and joint aches, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and general malaise.
5 Easy Ways To Treat Cold Sores
It is important to build immunity against the virus to prevent recurrent outbreaks because once the virus enters the body it stays there for good and can cause an infection anytime.
Amla helps to scavenge all the harmful pathogens and to get rid of them quickly and effectively. It also enhances the immune system and enables it produce more antibodies to fight the virus. Swallow one teaspoon of dried amla powder with a glass of water every morning.
Neem is a very cheap and effective remedy for getting rid of all kinds of infectious diseases. Its powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties quickly eradicate the virus at its root and eliminate it from the body rapidly.
Boil a cluster of neem leaves in half a bucket of water till the water turns green in color. Bathe with this water twice daily. You should also chew three or four tender leaves for three days.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has great capabilities of destroying the infection and of curing the pain and burning. It also helps to dry out the oozing blisters quickly.
Take a cotton ball and dip it into some tea tree oil. Swab the blisters with the oil three or four times daily. If you find the oil too strong then you can dilute it with a little olive oil and then dab it over the blisters.
Coconut oil has stupendous healing powers. It is able to address all kinds of infections promptly because of its powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Its anti-inflammatory properties instantly relieve the itching and alleviate the pain. Dab coconut oil all over the sores and blisters three or four times daily.
Garlic can cure cold sores and also prevent a future outbreak. Grind some garlic cloves to a fine paste and apply it all over the blisters and sores.
Keep for as long as possible and keep applying the paste every few hours. In addition to this, swallow two cloves of garlic with some water every morning to clear the infection from inside out.
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