It’s Friday night, and you’re ready to go out on the town with you and your friends. But you noticed a tingling on your lower lip last night, and now you’ve woken up to a great, big cold sore! You need something that’s going to get rid of that pesky bump by tomorrow, so what do you do?
This list of cold sore home remedies will help you reduce that cold sore fast, without the use of harmful drugs or chemicals. Let’s get started!
1. Vanilla Extract
Pure vanilla extract is a natural cold sore remedy that inhibits the virus’s ability to thrive. Using organic vanilla can lessen the severity of the virus and reduce the pain as well. Buy some pure vanilla extract and use a cotton pad or swab. Soak the cotton in the vanilla and hold it against the cold sore for a minute or so.
2. Licorice Cream
Licorice is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, so it’s no surprise it offers positive benefits to cold sore sufferers. But we don’t mean to go out and munch on licorice, but rather to buy licorice powder and make a cream. Here is how do you do it:
You Will Need:
- 1 Tablespoon Licorice Root Powder or Extract
- 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Water or 2 Teaspoons Petroleum Jelly
Mix the two ingredients, and apply using a Q-tip. Leave on for several hours, or overnight if possible.
3. Replace Your Toothbrush
Your toothbrush can be the perfect breeding ground for the virus, so after the blister has formed, throw the toothbrush away! This is a preventative step, and since it can trigger an outbreak, it’s worth doing.
4. Drink Milk
Whole milk is packed with proteins called immunoglobulins, which are anti-bodies that fight off infection. It also contains l-lysine, which inhibits the virus’s growth. Developing a cold sore diet plan that includes milk can be beneficial in more ways than one. In short, during outbreaks drink whole milk, or use a whole milk compress to soothe the pain.
5. Vitamins C & E
Vitamins A & C are shown to have excellent core sore busting properties. Vitamin C boosts the white blood cell count in our bodies, which allows them to fight off the bacteria caused by cold sores even better. Vitamin E, when applied topically, relieves the irritation and discomfort caused by the virus, and also minimizes scarring.
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