Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Cold Sores Treatment
Cold Sores Home Remedy Using Whole Milk
A compress using whole milk can help ease the pain associated with a cold sore, as well as help to speed up the healing process.
Let a glass of whole milk sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Soak a cloth into the milk and place the compress onto the cold sore.
Keep the compress on the cold sore for 10 minutes
Remove the compress and rinse the milk to avoid a sour smell.
Cold Sores Home Remedy Using Lysine
Lysine is an amino acid that counteracts arginine, which is another amino acid that is used by the Herpes Simplex Virus to replicate itself. Therefore, for people that experience frequent cold sores (more than 2 or 3 per year), lysine supplements of 2000 to 3000mg per day are recommended in order to inhibit the virus. Lysine supplments can be found in most health food stores.
It is also recommended that you limit your intake of foods that are high in arginine, such as chocolate, cereals, cashews, peanuts, cola, beer, and foods containing gelatin.
Natural Treatment for Cold Sores Using Ice
Ice cubes are a great way to ease the pain associated with a cold sore. Simply rub an ice cube directly onto the cold sore for a few minutes when it first begins to appear. Repeat this every 10 minutes for about an hour or so.
Using Aloe Vera as a Remedy for Cold Sores
The juice from an aloe plant can help ease the pain from a cold sore. Simply rub aloe juice directly onto the infected area for some fast relief. Aloe gels can also be used instead of fresh aloe juice.
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