Home Remedies to Prevent Cold Sore

cold sore remedies on lip

Having a cold sore on our face was never felt good right. It can be one of the embarrassing things that could happen on your face. Especially, for you who always rely on the beauty of your face. We all know that the face this unappealing symptom is caused by the herpes virus. Let’s refer is as the way it is. Cold sore is simply just a small fluid filled lesion. That lesion tends to pop up around the lips. The blisters tend to be popped up in group. Then, after the group breaks, it forms over the resulting sore.

The thing is that this virus still has no significant and true cure yet. But, it doesn’t mean that you can’t avoid it to be popped up. You can still avoid it by applying some prevention steps you know. The preventive measures would lessen outbreaks, duration, and severity. When the disturbing blisters do show up, there are still some things you can ease your discomfort, and help you diminish the appearance. When I said it doesn’t have cure, it doesn’t that you just leave it right on your face for good. In fact, some home remedies would be very helpful for taking care of the blisters.

Here are some home remedies for your cold sore:

  1. Vanilla Extract

The extract should be the real, good and pure one. It would be a great and natural cold sore remedy. A lot of people have tried using this to overcome the blisters and so far so good. You can apply it immediately after you feel the tingling on the blister.

To apply this, you will need a cotton swab or cotton pad and a pure vanilla extract that you can buy in the supermarket nearby. First, soak the cotton pad in vanilla until saturated thoroughly. Apply it right on the sore, and then hold it in place for a minute or so. Do this four times in a day until you feel no disturbance anymore.

  1. Licorice

Licorice contains an acid called Glycyrrhizin. In some studies, It is proven that Glycyrrhizin stop the virus cells in their nasty little tracks. It could counteract the symptoms. Licorice is a good choice of taking care cold sore because the acid is not inflammatory and not viral. You can get licorice in powder, cream, or even a licorice tea you can drink as a daily treatment. But licorice tea is not really effective as topical treatment.

In order to get rid of cold sore using this one, you will need 1 tablespoon of licorice extract or powder, and a half teaspoon of fresh water. After that is ready, you need to mix those ingredients together. You can add some more water if you think it’s not enough but be sure to add in small increments. Then, gently dab a thin layer over the sore, make it completely covered with the that cream. After that, leave it for several hours. I guess it would be suitable to be used before sleep in order to leave it overnight.

  1. Toothbrush

Well, this is the easy one. You can just throw out your toothbrush after the blister has formed. Then, you toss it once the sore cleared up. Toothbrush is surprisingly the perfect vessel to carry the virus. If you re-use the same toothbrush again and again, you could trigger and outbreak in yourself. This one is one of the recommended preventive measures you can do to stop an outbreak. Try this, you will not lose out.

  1. No Hands

It’s pretty obvious. It’s really hard trying not to care that you have a crusty little patch on the mouth. I know it’s hard trying not to touch it. The willing of peeling it off when you touch it is huge. So, I’m pretty sure that it could end up bothering the sore. The suggestion is whatever motive you have, you need to get your hands off the sore. Touching it could also cause some bacterial infection. This kind of sore is highly contagious. The sore can be easily spreading on your face when you touch it and touch other parts of your face after that.

  1. Milk

Compress your sore with a whole milk would help fasten up the healing process and ease the pain. It is because the mil contains immunoglobulin protein. It is an important anti-body that kills and prevents viruses-like herpes. Milk also contains l-lysine that helps inhibit the wicked work of an amino acid named arginine that can cause outbreaks. That helps fasten up healing too. What you can do is to drink the whole milk to fulfill your dose of l-lysine, and then compress the sore with milk too in order to help when the cold sore are already there.

Provide a half cup to one cup of whole milk for drinking and two or a tablespoon of whole milk for compressing, and cotton pads. Get the milk ready in a room temperature. For compressing, soak a cotton pads in a tablespoon of milk and then apply it directly to the sore for several minutes. After that, use clean water-moisten towel to dab off the milk residue.

  1. Hydrogen Peroxide

This is one of the most hated solutions to take care of sore. Love it or hate it, it works. Most people might hate it but they have to use it to get the effective result they want. Hydrogen peroxide help you disinfect the sore. With this chemical, you can speed up the healing and make the surfaced sore hard to spread. Make the sore clean is the best measure to apply to make it go away faster.

In applying this, you will need 1 tablespoon or hydrogen peroxide, cotton pads or facial tissues. Soak a cotton pad or a facial tissue. And then, place it directly on the sore spot. It will be a bit sting, but you need to hold it up for a few seconds or dab it around. Then, leave it for at least 5 minutes. Finally, rinse it off.

Those are six home remedies you might wanna try to help your cold sore. Actually there are still more remedies you probably want know. I guess that six remedies would be enough for you.