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84 Home Remedies for Fever Blisters

Don

Rub earwax on your fever blister and it will be cured much, much quicker. Within a day or so.

Mike

I suffered from periodic fever blisters for 40 years until my nephew told me to use Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). I took a q-tip and dab it on as soon a I feel the blister starting. Not only did does if make it go away... for what ever reason it reduces the occurrence. I use to have on every couple of months and now maybe 1-2 per year. DMSO dissolves both polar and non-polar compounds and in theory can penetrate the virus's nearly impenetrable membrane.

Anonymous

I cannot believe people are actually saying things like apply bleach, pop it with a needle, or put nail polish remover on it. These things are absolutely dangerous and should never be done!

Whenever I get a fever blister, I apply Vicksburg and wait it out. But since having my son, whom I love to kiss, I was looking for things that would work faster. I've since put Desitin and a bandage over it. I don't have rubbing alcohol or anything. I have tea bags and may try that too.

Please do not follow these other very dangerous methods of "home remedies". Bleach and acetone are not supposed to go directly on the skin!

Elisabeth

Whenever I feel the tingling of an upcoming blister, I wet it, rub it with something GOLD and normally it won't even come up, it just goes back to sleep ;-)

No oil, no medecine, nothing, just GOLD, a ring, a coin, whatever

Missy

I have had many ongoing side effects of chicken pox. The pesky painful blisters is one of them. Someone told me about Lecithin. It is nothing new ... discovered in the 1800s I think. Now, it is used in many different ways. Look it up. I take one every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It is very rare that I have to take more. BUT, IF I GET THAT LITTLE TINGLE AND THE FEELING OF HAVING A LITTLE FEVER WHICH USUALLY PRECEDES MY BREAKOUTS, I GO TAKE LECITHIN EVERY 6 HOURS. Sometimes this is enough to completely avoid anything worse out of this episode. HOWEVER, IF THE BLISTERS DO APPEAR, I USE A SWAB AND GENEROUSLY PUT ON A COAT OF LECITHIN OINTMENT. You can put this on as often as you like.

You can get Lecithin products at probably all health food stores, many other stores, and online. I just happen to get mine from Puritan Pride. I really like to support the health food stores but my budget is very small. Therefore, I get what I can online. Just be sure that the place you buy is reputable. If you need information, then the health food store is the place to start if you don't have a doctor who will guide you through the alternative medicine path.

We are so blessed to have a family doctor who grew up as the son of a missionary doctor in South America. Our doctor was educated in the US and then returned to practice along side his father. Pharmaceuticals were rarely available. But, the vegetation around them supplied most of their needs. Thus, they have a treasure trove of information and experience in the alternative field.

Anonymous

RELEEV ointment, found near the abreva in stores. Apply it every couple hours to prevent, treat, and shorten the time of a blister. I know it's not a home remedy, but it does help.

CKW

Tea Tree oil is the way to go. I applied a mix of tea tree oil and peppermint oil and it dried up in two days. Apply them several times a day. Once dried, apply some lip moisturizer to prevent cracking and bleeding. It worked like crazy.

Anonymous

Hi guys! So we all hate dealing with fever blisters. The top two annoyances are they are unattractive and painful. so of course I want to get rid of the unattractive blister smack dab on my lip as fast as I can. Sometimes it's hard to get these blisters right when they start and before you know it you have the fluid filled pocket on your lip. The only home remedy that has seemed to work with me when it's at the fluid pocket stage is popping it. Yes popping it. I was very skeptical about doing so because one, the fluid could run everywhere spreading the blisters and two it could just be down right painful. I did much research on popping it, on if it was safe or not and it is.
Things you need: gauze/paper towel, and a sterilized needle
1. Wash your hands and dab the blister clean
2. Hold the gauze or paper towel around the blister and (With a sterilized needle) gently poke the fluid pocket until the fluid comes out.
3. Use your gauze or paper towel to keep the fluid from going any where and keep it on the blister until it stops oozing. I've usually just applied pressure with the gauze or paper towel on the blister for a good 10 minutes

I have also used pure alovera after doing this to help speed it up a little more. Once it's popped it should start scabbing over by the next day. I usually apply alovera to help keep it clean and not dry out my lip too.

I hope this helps!

Anonymous

I have suffered with fever blisters for a very long time I have tryed everything. The other morning I woke up with a red bump on my lip, here we go again, and they always come out and are huge and last for weeks, not today I said, I grabbed the vinager and rubbed it on every chance I got through the day, it was a success it never got bigger never pused up it just stayed a small bump and was gone in a couple days.

Anonymous

most remedies point out that they work best if you apply them at the first sign of the fever blister/cold sore. but what if you wake up with one, or are stuck at work? what do you do once it's too late and the fever blister is fully developed? TEA is the answer!

using the following method i was able to turn my cold sore into a scab in less than 24 hours:

-make yourself tea using a fresh tea bag. any regular tea will do, doesn't have to be green tea. put the tea bag aside and let it cool down. when cool enough -and still plenty wet- apply it to your cold sore for 20-30 minutes (lie down and watch some tv).

-next, apply a generous amount of Tea Tree Oil all over the fever blister using a clean cotton swap. this stuff has a very strong smell and taste, but it has a million uses so go out and get yourself a small bottle.

that's it.. within a couple hours you'll notice the swelling begin to go down and the blister harden. repeat the process again before bed if you have time (or just re-apply the Tea Tree Oil if you don't) and in the morning your lip will be normal size and a dark scab will be forming.

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