At this time, applying ice directly to the sore will greatly reduce pain and
swelling. In addition, this will slow, if not totally stop, further damage by
Although ice is available virtually everywhere, and is great
for cold sore relief, it is not always convenient to use. At work or driving are both
awkward times to use ice.
When the use of ice is not convenient for you, you may want to try a drug store
comfort remedy for cold sores. Choose salves that offer pain deadening benzocaine or lidocaine.
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These remedies often work quite well
for cold sore relief - by numbing the nerve tips and reducing discomfort. Quite
frequently these remedies also provide protection from secondary bacterial
In spite of claims, however, they generally do not reduce
fever, swelling or speed healing by any measurable degree. Consider them comfort treatments only and expect no more
Ice is a great pain reliever and fever reducer but it does
slow healing once your sore has burst open. Cold drives blood away from the area and you need blood circulating
around the sore for fast healing.
Cold sore relief now means quick healing of the wound. Applying heat
at this time is recommended. It will help provide quick elimination of your sore.
Using a warm, damp cloth works well. Better yet, a warm, moist
tea bag will give much cold
sore relief and contains phyto-chemicals that
will aid fast healing of your cold sores.
It is extremely important, while in the healing stages, to
keep the sore clean by sterilizing with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Use throwaway cotton balls or paper towels
for this purpose. Also, apply olive or oregano oil to keep the scab soft.
Once your sore is healed, you will want to take steps to
prevent, or reduce, future outbreaks of cold sores.
Nearly a third of those who are infected with
the herpes virus never get an outbreak because their immunity is
strong. If you get multiple cold sores, you should strongly consider the following remedy.
A good quality vitamin supplement is all many people need to reduce or prevent the
frequent appearance of cold sores.
Go to a vitamin store and get a top quality vitamin
and mineral supplement. The drug store vitamins you see are usually very poor quality. You will just be wasting
your money. And if you do not actually feel the difference, try a different brand of vitamins.
Specifically, the vitamins and minerals you want in
large quantities are beta-carotene, vitamins B, C, and E, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
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Dealing with existing cold sores calls for the application of ice at the start,
and then warm tea bags during the healing phase. Continuous cleansing of the sore with alcohol will speed healing
also. Keep the crust well oiled for additional comfort.
To reduce or eliminate future outbreaks
of a herpes virus cold sore, you will benefit
greatly by boosting your immune system. To do this, eat more vegetables. In addition, you really should be
taking an excellent quality vitamin and mineral supplementation program for the best chance
of cold sore relief.
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