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Heal Cold Sores - Get Rid of Your Cold Sore Fast

Apr 30, 2008
Heal cold sores - once difficult, but now very easy. By the time you are done reading this article, you will know how to quickly heal cold sores.

Want to heal cold sores? You will find there are only two basic ways. Either way can be used by itself. But, combining the two gives you a big edge in your effort to heal cold sores.

Yes, your body knows how to heal cold sores by itself. But it could take up to four weeks or longer. Who wants to go through that long and painful process when you can easily cure it in half the time?

To heal cold sores in half the usual time, we need to understand what causes the actual sore. So, before we go on, let us take a quick look at how a cold sore is created.

Herpes simplex virus is the cause of all cold sore outbreaks. It enters a surface cell and forces the cell to make exact replicas of the virus. Once the cell is full or exhausted, it is destroyed - releasing these fully functional virus copies.

When you see the swelling, you know thousands of cells are infected and creating new virus. Then, all these cells burst open to spill out the new clones and a new cold sore ulcer is born. It is quite fortunate that all this occurs only on the surface.

To heal cold sores fast, you must use at least one of these two techniques.


Your first step, if you experience several cold sore breakouts each year, is to take a good multi-vitamin daily.

You will soon find this to be the best cold sore prevention and healing method around. A quality vitamin supplement will build up a strong immune system defense against this and other types of viruses.

In addition to a daily multi-vitamin regimen, taking lysine supplements during an outbreak will stop, or slow down, the virus replication process.

Many folks use lysine capsules for convenience, but high lysine foods will help too. During a cold sore event, 2000 to 5000 milligrams of lysine per day is safe and quite effective.

The more quickly you stop the virus and send it back into hibernation, the faster you will heal cold sores.

Multiple and frequent outbreaks often is a sign of calcium deficiency. Your body uses calcium, either from diet or your bones, to keep your body from becoming acidic. The higher your alkaline level the higher your oxygen levels. Oxygen is very anti-virus.

Most good vitamin supplements already contain 1000 milligrams of calcium per day. You may want to take an additional 1000 to 2000 milligrams daily on top of that.


You can heal cold sores much more rapidly with a proven cold sore treatment, salve or ointment, applied directly to the outbreak.

Zinc based ointments are very effective. Look for zinc sulfate or zinc gluconate on the ingredient label. Other forms of zinc, such as zinc oxide, do not absorb well and will not help.

Two, strong anti-viral oils that are great as topical remedies are garlic and oregano. Either of these will chase away the cold sore virus quickly, and promote speedy healing of the wound.

After the sore has actually opened up, the damage is done and it is now in the healing phase. Using a wet tea bag, on top of the oils mentioned above, will heal cold sores very fast.

Keeping the cold sore clean and sterile is critical for success with any other treatment you may use. Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide should be used with a cotton ball or tissue to reduce finger contamination.

Your body can heal cold sores without your help. But, if you want to get rid of them quickly, then help your body along with the cold sore treatment options in this article. They will cut the duration of the sore by an honest third.

Truly, this will mean a shortened period of discomfort, and will get back your social life much sooner. And, quite likely, you could experience far fewer of these social interruptions in the future.

Combining internal cold sore treatment options with the external remedies of your choice is the smartest, most powerful way to effectively heal cold sores.
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Do not spend money on another cold sore remedy before you check out Denny Bodoh's updated information on COLD SORES. He wants to share with you some clear, powerful and proven COLD SORE cures and treatments you can use today.
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