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593 Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Lee-Ann

When I feel a coldsore coming on, I lick it quite a few times a day. The saliva somehow stops the coldsore from getting worse and clears it up within 24 hours

My theory is that saliva has some sort of antibody that clears up coldsores. When I get full blown coldsores, I still lick the coldsore, rest for a day and apply teatree oil. Try it!

Lady S

Been suffering with cold sores for years. Rarely ever get an outbreak. Got 2 big ones on my lip from excessive sun exposure. Usually I use abreva but i do not have any on hand. So i was forced to experiment. I have found that apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and carmex cold sore treatment to be effective. First i soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it to my sores for 1 minute. Next i follow with the hydrogen peroxide and carmex, i do this 4 or 5 times a day. Im on day 3 and the blisters seem to be scabbing already. There isn't a known cure for cold sores so just treat them best you can and keep a positive attitude.

Anonymous

People, I pray for you all and I hope that this helps at least some of you. I suddenly started getting cold sores a year ago and since they've been trying to ruin my very existence as a 35 year old professional in a very public position. I have tried EVERYTHING to hide/get rid/avoid them, and while I'm down to a very minor outbreak every now and then thanks to changing my diet and managing stress better, I just had a bad one start up last Friday. On Saturday I woke up wondering about New Skin Liquid Bandage - something I'd never tried before. I headed to Target, picked up the New Skin while my blister was still very new, painted that sucker over (good god did it burn), and repeated every few hours for the last 4 days. It NEVER SCABBED. It is GONE today (4 days later). IT WAS NEVER EVEN VISIBLE to all but the most well-trained eyes (mine). If you haven't tried it before, give Liquid Bandage a shot! It stops the sore from oozing and the best part is you can leave the house!! HALLELUJAH!!!

Kev

In my long, miserable experience with cold sores, I have tried toothpaste, ice, methylated spirits (Please DON'T do this. Terrible scars) Whiskey.... I don't know, just about everything mentioned in this forum.

and after a 40 year history I found this natural product called VIRASOOTHE Made in new zealand, and it's just amazing. All natural. I have never had another cold sore since I first used this amazing product. Google Virasoothe cold sores. Lots of good feedback on this product and they have been around a long time, so they must be doing something right

Only cold sore sufferer from Australia

So I know how you all felt, and I would look back at prep and see pictures of me and cold sores. At the time it seemed that it was the only thing that loved me and eve of since 2 years ago I have been raging the forums looking for cures and trials and everything. I have found some short term relief and long term relief but IT ULTIMATELY DEPENDS ON YOUR BODY'S REACTION the methods are just a guide of what works and what doesn't. I would also like to point out that these methods were done by me personally and some may require a high pain tolerance. They also apply to most stages and are for hsv 1. I also got All the herpes cure books and will mention the cure below.

The so called 'cure'

Over the decades many lost interest in natural chemicals because the drugs came in which was good for money. Long story short the thing is Hydrogen peroxide 35\\% and you take that orally. Search it up on the Web.

For an outbreak

Try eating only eating dinner, preferably pasta with onions, garlic, 4000mg lysine, herbs, spices and just vegetables

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Solely working on high Lynsineow a rhinorrhoea foods and avoid sugar

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Apply garlic to the sore until it stops burning

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Tea tree oil

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Peppermint oik

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Vanilla oil

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3\\% hydrogen peroxide

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Egg whites through out the day

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All of the oils together with a bit of paw paw

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Nail polished remove

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The battery method by zapping the sore which is surrounded by water

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Zovirax and those creams

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Coconut oil pure

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Going for a hour swim in the ocean trying to keep the sore submerged for as long ap

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Make a saline solution which is water and salt

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A piece of metal heated to 60 degrees applied for 3 seconds every hour for 12 hr

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Apply ice but this will shrink it buy 10\\% every 30 minutes of ice application

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Try showering and use natural soap on it

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Apply some snow if available

Some things not to do

Don't touch it

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Don't use metal utensils use plastic

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Have a outbreak toothbrush

Avoid heat and sun exposure

That's all I got may your lives be less embarking then myn

Good luck everyone I know how you feel

Anonymous

Safeway has a generic brand of Abreva that works extremely well. It is two-thirds the price of Abreva as well. I bought this and applied it to the affected area six or seven times a day, along with Carmex. I also took one Benadryl three times per day, and iced the sore for ten minutes after taking the Benadryl. My sore is three days old and already scabbed over while doing this procedure.

Hina

I've been suffering from cold sores for manu years. Some remedies that i find useful are:

Tea tree oil + coconut oil

Powder used for heat rash (prickly heat rash) some powders work better than others. Try different brands.

And the real quick way

TOOTHPASTE

ANY WHITE TOOTHPASTE

bonus points if its with mint.

Dab it on first sign of tingling and it won't develop into blister.keep using it until tingling sensation goes away.

Hope it helps.))))

Gem83

I swear by this two-step protocol. I have suffered from cold sores my whole life. This sequence reduces my cold sore duration to 3-4 days.

-Take Lysine immediately and continue to take it throughout the duration.

- Apply coconut oil + peppermint oil(or tea tree oil) regularly. I swear by this. The peppermint dries out the cold sore while the coconut oil prevents excessive scabbing (And as I understand, coconut oil has anti-bacterial properties).

Cheryl

I use Lypsyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief and 1000 mg of Lysine vitamins. I also keep my cold sore clean with soap and water.

Anonymous

So I've had cold sores since childhood I found out my grandpa used to get them so I guess I inherited that along with a host of other skin issues passed thru my family lucky me I got everyone's issues and my bro and sis got none. Anyhoo... I've heard about the acetone thing for years and always said omg no way that's crazy. Then I researched it and there's actual science behind using it. Not to say it's the best for your skin to absorb or that it's meant for this use BUT the information I found says its ultra drying which is important because the virus spreads through the liquid inside the blister. So I started with a blister on Tuesday night (too much vday chocolate and well honestly I ate a whole tray of brownies over the course of the week) so I iced it for the duration of one large cube then I actually out of desperation held a cotton ball soaked in acetone to it for 10 min. The itching and heat stopped immediately. I did this every few hours while I was awake. In the morning no more blister just a raised red bump. I used the ice and acetone when I could but with work it wasn't much. Today is Thursday and I have a light pink spot where the blister was. It's not for everyone honestly but I'm severely allergic to abreva and all the other topical treatments. I also took Alleve because it's anti inflammatory. So it may help you it may not but I feel like for me at least the combo definitely helped.

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