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Cold Sores - Proven First Aid For Your Oral Herpes Cold Sore

Jun 10, 2008
Cold sores and oral herpes should disappear when you use these proven techniques. Read this short article now. In it you will find top first aid tips for getting rid of any oral herpes cold sore.

Are you suffering from a cold sore, fever blister or oral herpes? Then you want help, not hype. You want effective methods to stop the pain and quickly heal your cold sore.

Embarrassment and pain are the two obvious reasons to heal a cold sore as fast as possible. But here are a couple more reasons most folks do not think about.


The herpes simplex virus is extremely contagious. You can easily start a new infection by spreading it with your fingers. If you get it in your eye, it could be quite damaging to the cornea.


Researchers have uncovered some proteins in Alzheimer's are the same as found in cold sore activity. The investigation continues but it is certainly another good reason to heal them quickly.

You can reduce the pain and healing time with these cold sore first aid tactics. They have been well proven over time and are medically sound treatments.


The drug store cold sore remedies do not heal the sores any faster, but they can help reduce the pain. Look for a salve with benzocaine or lidocaine. They deaden the nerve endings, thus reducing pain.

Ice deadens the pain and reduces the swelling. Frozen tea bags work great too, and provides anti-virus nutrients. If you develop fever, headaches, and swollen glands under the jaw, you can use a remedy such as aspirin or Advil.


The more herpes simplex virus you wipe away from the sore, the less chance of spreading the virus to other areas. And, you will lower the population of virus hiding in your nerve cells when the wound is finally healed.

Keep sanitizing the cold sore and surrounding area with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol. Use tissue or paper towels to do this and then throw away. You can get handy single-use alcohol swabs at the drug store.


Healing a cold sore quickly means speeding the growth of new skin to mend the wound. There are a couple topical treatments that will do this.

Aloe Vera is incredible for knitting skin over an open wound. It would be wise to have an Aloe Vera plant in your home. It does a great job only if you use fresh leaf sap from a live plant. Bottled gel is dead and does not work well.

You do not have an Aloe Vera plant available? Then use the following combination of cold sore remedies.

Warm up a tea bag in water and apply to the cold sore for 10 - 15 minutes at a time. Between tea bag usage, apply zinc sulfate or gluconate. Zicam is an excellent zinc gel for this purpose.


It would be wise to take a daily dose of the best quality vitamins you can afford. Your cold sores will heal much faster and occur less frequently than ever before. And you will feel much healthier every day.

Ice is a great remedy when the cold sore is forming. But, once the sore opens up, ice will slow down healing by driving blood away. Apply heat to bring more blood to the wound and speed up the healing process.

It is quite painful and takes longer to heal when the scab dries and keeps cracking open. Keep it soft by applying olive oil or other vegetable oil. This not only provides much more comfort but will shorten the healing process.

In conclusion, the best first aid is not to get a cold sore in the first place. There are ways to prevent cold sores that will work for you. Maybe the vitamin therapy is all you personally need.

Because you are unique, you may have to do some homework and experiment with a few remedies. If you do, you will be amazed how quickly you will find lifetime freedom from cold sores.
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