Natural cold sore treatment

Natural cold sore treatment

Natural cold sore treatmentNatural cold sore treatment

About Cold Sores

What Are Cold Sores?

Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are most likely to appear on the outside of your mouth and lips.  They are typically caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus..

You can use Zygone™ whenever you notice an irritation. But if blisters form, you may notice that they break and ooze.  A yellow crust or a scab builds up and eventually falls off, revealing new skin underneath.

The sores can last for up to two weeks without treatment and can spread to other people until they crust over completely

Use the tips below to help reduce the recurrences and/or speed the healing of cold sores:

  • Put ice on the blisters if they are painful.
  • Reduce consumption of high-arginine foods like nuts, chocolate, peanuts, oatmeal, grains, peas, seeds, and whole wheat products.
  • Brewer’s yeast may be beneficial.
  • Coffee may increase the frequency of cold sore outbreaks in individuals who are already infected with the virus.
  • Cold sores may indicate a calcium deficiency.
  • Reduce exposure to the sun. Use a sunscreen of at least 15 SPF on your lips and other susceptible areas.
  • Stress has been known to trigger cold sores. Practice relaxation techniques.
  • Boosting your immune system has been known to be a preventative measure for those that get cold sores frequently.
  • Reducing the duration of cold sores may be done by taking vitamin C along with citrus bioflavonoids.
  • Zinc has been known to reduce the duration of cold sores.
  • A balanced diet, exercise, sleeping well and avoiding emotional stress may help in reducing cold sore outbreaks.
  • Taking lysine can help with cold sores. Lysine is found in yogurt. Make sure the yogurt you consume is gelatin free. Gelatin has been known to increase cold sore outbreaks. Nonfat yogurt and other nonfat dairy can be a healthful way to increase lysine intake.
  • Avoid using the same towels, razors or utensils as someone with cold sores. It is recommended to replace your toothbrush at the outbreak of an attack, after the blister breaks and after the sore is gone. Always wash your hands after touching the sores
  • Always keep your lips moisturized. Damage to your lips has been known to bring on a cold sore outbreak.


(Collected from a number of home remedies resources)