I used to get cold sores 4-5x a year and they would last a week or more. I tried the oils and alcohols and wasted money on over the counter creams but a freind of mine told me about a remedy she found on line called Salubrex. She swears the stuff completly cleared her up in two days. Ill tell you, I tried it and I would recommend this Salubrex to anyone who is suffereng from CS. I put it on as soon as I felt the tingling and in a day and a half it was gone. I havent had an oubreak in 14 months. The website says is a natural protein and a presevitive but whatever it is it works fantastic.
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!
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.
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!!!
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
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
Solely working on high Lynsineow a rhinorrhoea foods and avoid sugar
Apply garlic to the sore until it stops burning
Tea tree oil
3\\% hydrogen peroxide
Egg whites through out the day
All of the oils together with a bit of paw paw
Nail polished remove
The battery method by zapping the sore which is surrounded by water
Zovirax and those creams
Coconut oil pure
Going for a hour swim in the ocean trying to keep the sore submerged for as long ap
Make a saline solution which is water and salt
A piece of metal heated to 60 degrees applied for 3 seconds every hour for 12 hr
Apply ice but this will shrink it buy 10\\% every 30 minutes of ice application
Try showering and use natural soap on it
Apply some snow if available
Some things not to do
Don't touch it
Don't use metal utensils use plastic
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
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.
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
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.))))
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).
I use Lypsyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief and 1000 mg of Lysine vitamins. I also keep my cold sore clean with soap and water.