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Cold Sore Relief - Rapid Help For Your Cold Sores

Apr 15, 2008
Cold sore relief is on the minds of millions of sufferers at this very moment.

Some methods are quick, easy and work great. But there are many remedies that are a big waste of money when you need cold sore relief.

Please do not waste any more money before you try these simple, proven tactics for relief of your cold sores.

Are you seeking fast cold sore relief for an immediate problem?

First, you want to reduce or eliminate the pain. Next, you want to avoid further embarrassment and hassle by healing the sore quickly and completely.

Cold sores form on the end of nerve fibers by the replication action of the herpes virus. This will cause swelling of both the sore area and nearby lymph nodes.

You may also notice a slight fever and some possible headache action.

To deal with the headaches and pain, many folks take a pain and fever reducer such as aspirin or Advil. Generally these products are a good first step toward cold sore relief.

They will not totally eliminate the pain, but will help to some degree.

Next - application of ice will help reduce pain, fever and swelling very quickly. Ice also slows down - or even stops - the herpes virus reproduction process.

Although ice is available virtually everywhere, and is great for cold sore relief, it is not always convenient to use. At work or driving are both awkward times to use ice.

For times when using ice may be difficult, You will find some of the drug store remedies may be a convenient choice. Look for over-the-counter products, such as Campho-Phenique, that contain numbing agents.

These remedies often work quite well for cold sore relief - by numbing the nerve tips and reducing discomfort. Quite frequently these remedies also provide protection from secondary bacterial infection.

Keep in mind, however, that most of these products only provide comfort and do not speed healing of the sore. They often make big claims, but so far have not proven to actually shorten the duration of an outbreak.

Ice is probably one of the best remedies for stopping pain and reducing swelling and fever. But, once your sore blossoms open, your sore begins the healing stage. And ice will slow down this process.

Cold drives healing blood away from the wound.

Applying warmth during the healing period will give you the best cold sore relief by helping to cure the outbreak fast.

Hot water applied with a cloth will help. A warm, wet tea bag is a better choice. The tea contains ingredients that give excellent cold sore relief - by speeding up the healing process.

While in the healing phase, clean the sore area regularly with cotton balls or tissue soaked in alcohol or peroxide.

When the sore scabs over, keep the crust soft by applying olive oil, or other similar oil. This will reduce painful cracking of the scab.

After your current sore is fully healed, you should make an effort to reduce the possibility of future cold sores.

It is amazing. Nearly 35% of people who have the herpes virus never get cold sores. The primary reason is a strong immune system. Do you get a lot of cold sores each year? If so give the following method a try. It is quite likely you need it.

Many folks have greatly reduced the frequency of their outbreaks by merely taking a good quality daily multiple vitamin and mineral formula.

Do not buy grocery store vitamins - the one or two per day variety. Go to a good vitamin store or go on-line. A good, complete formula will require at least four to six capsules per day to provide the proper quantities of essential nutrients.

The nutrients that will benefit you the most in preventing cold sores are zinc, calcium, magnesium, beta-carotene, the B vitamins, and vitamins C and E.

Dealing with existing cold sores calls for the application of ice at the start, and then warm tea bags during the healing phase. Continuous cleansing of the sore with alcohol will speed healing also. Keep the crust well oiled for additional comfort.

For preventing or reducing the appearance of new cold sores, strengthen your immune system. Do this with good food choices and proper nutrition.

A good quality vitamin supplement may be all you need for permanent cold sore relief.
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