How to Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast!
Cold sore means ''a small sore situated on the face or in the mouth that causes pain, burning before bursting and crusting over''. It will occur mainly on the lips, chin or cheeks and in the nostrils. Herpes simplex virus 1 and Herpes simplex virus 2 are two species of the herpes virus family. The Herpes simplex virus 1 is reason for the cold sore in the human’s body. Once you are attacked by the Herpes simplex virus 1 it just takes place in the nervous system of the human’s body. Once the virus takes place in the body it is very difficult to cure it. And now we are going to discuss about how to get rid of cold sores quickly and naturally.
The virus responsible for causing cold sore outbreaks is highly contagious; according to studies, in excess of 30 percent of all children contract the virus before they reach ten years of age. Although the virus is usually inactive while the body is in equilibrium and the immune system is healthy, triggering events (such as viral infections including common colds, overexposure to environmental elements such as wind and rain, stress, raised arginine levels, even menstruation) can tip the balance, resulting in a cold sore outbreak. The virus travels to the lips through the nerves and a cold sore forms. The cold sore then goes though a 6 stage course of infection, usually lasting for approximately 10 days. Using the advice below, it is possible to speed up the course of the cold sore, and by following this advice, healing may be achieved in as little as 3 days.
The immune system
One way to prevent cold sores is with Echinacea and goldenseal extracts, which help to strengthen the body's immune system. Take the prescription for three full, and for a stronger treatment you can also apply the medication up to 5 times a day with cotton bally. Another way to boost your immune system is with at least 200 mg of Vitamin B per day.
An amino acid called Lysine fights cold sores by competing for absorption with arginine (an amino acid the virus needs for development). Available in supplement form, Lysine can be taken twice a day in 500mg doses. This can be taken both as a preventive measure or while an out break is occurring.
Products containing Polyphenols are a regular ingredient in treatments used to heal and reduce cold sores outbreaks. Polyphenols are believe to have antiviral properties and can be found in a variety of natural products, such as tea and lemon balm. Another natural product that works as an antiviral agent is garlic, which contains Kyolic. To use garlic as a cold sore treatment, take two garlic supplements daily or place a cut clove on the cold sore for one to two minutes daily until the sore heals.
A slightly painful but quick method of treating a cold sore involves the placement of salt onto the cold sore. We recommend placing a small amount of salt on a piece of cotton wool and holding the salty cotton wool on the cold sore for two minutes. This method is excellent, all natural, and inexpensive.
Additionally, your personal cold sore gel can be formulated. Take 12 drops of Sandalwood essential oil, 1 drop of Ravintsara essential oil, 6 drops of Eucalyptus oil with 1/2 teaspoon of Organic Aloe Vera Gel. Place this mixture onto the cold sore using a cotton bud as often as need be.
Bear in mind that you're unique, so the onset of cold sores won't always have the exact same kind of trigger. However, we know that a strong immune system is vital in battling this ailment. With a powerful immune system and the great tips on healing above, you can get rid of cold sores.