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Cold Sore Remedies

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This is an infection caused by a simple type 1 virus. It usually appears on the lips, but can also come out of the nose and even inside the mouth.

Symptoms vary from person to person. They can be manifested by a tingling sensation when itching or burning in the area and can last for 7-15 days depending on the infection. Then come out a few vesicles or ampoules, grouped, which especially the first time are very annoying and can even cause fever. After a week, they begin to dry out and form a scar that ends up falling without normally leaving a scar.

In most cases, it is “lethargic” and does not cause discomfort, but it can “activate” suddenly in times of high stress, or due to cold or sun.

     The remedies against colds are:

  • You can put a few drops of Tea Tree oil 3 times a day.
  • Lavender essence is very beneficial in this matter
  • Spread the cold pain with the pulp (the skin tends to irritate) of Aloe Vera (Aloe), several times a day.
  • Another very good remedy is to wash your wounds with an infusion of guava leaves. They are boiled in a liter of water for 5 minutes. After obtaining this tea you need to wash the affected area several times a day.
  • Few people know that compresses soaked in milk are very good at treating this problem
  • To dry the crusts we can apply a cream with Propolis or Propolis.
  • In Oligotherapy we will use copper-gold-silver when the person has a tendency to repeat the appearance of the wounds and, at the same time, there is a tendency of fatigue or chronic fatigue.

Scientists have shown that foods rich in arginine promote the growth or recurrence of the virus in some people. These foods are almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts or hazelnuts, walnuts, coconut, sesame or sesame, hazelnuts, wheat germ, chocolate, and gelatin. If you feel cold pain, I recommend that you try to eliminate those foods from your diet.

Instead, lysine-rich foods would help our cells better withstand the onslaught of the virus. Foods rich in lysine are mainly brewer’s yeast, seaweed, soy or soybeans, potatoes, eggs, fish, and dairy products (yogurt, cheese, milk, kefir …)

Doctors recommend that you consume between 1-3 grams of the amino acid lysine a day if you notice the first symptoms or if the cold pain has “come out”. When the discomfort disappears, take only half a gram (500 mg) a day, as long as your doctor thinks it is convenient.