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Can cold sore be cured? i get it on my lip now and again?

Can cold sore be cured?

i get it on my lip now and again?


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Some simple home remedies for herpes virus outbreaks include over-the-counter ointments, such as topical lidocaine or benzyl alcohol. You can also apply ice or warm compresses. Both of these things will ease the discomfort. Never squeeze, pinch, or pick at the herpes virus blisters.

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Cold Sores occur as small blisters around the lips and mouth, a small bumpy rash can also occur. Outbreaks are most commonly brought on by large amounts of stress. An outbreak is very irritating, and can also lead to intense itching. A cold sore or fever blister usually lasts several days. Once the blister bursts or ruptures, this signifies the end of the outbreak.


Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus 1. They can't be cured but you can do some simple things to decrease the number of outbreaks and length of outbreaks. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fresh vegetables is a good start. Here are some more natural remedies for cold sores.

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The virus is transmitted from person to person through saliva and can be either directly given by skin to skin contact or by things such as drinking from the same glass or cup. Cold sores usually appear as clusters of small blisters on the lips and are often times very painful. Most people are infected with HSV-1 before 10 years of age, but anyone is susceptible to developing a cold sore.


After this initial infection, the virus remains dormant, or inactive, within the nerves of the face. In some people, the virus may become active again from time to time and when this does happens, cold sores will reappear. HSV-1 can become active again due to a common cold or fever.


Mental and emotional stress can also lead to an outbreak of cold sores. Other factors that are often associated with cold sore outbreaks are; dental disease, trauma to the lips or sunbathing for extended amounts of time. HSV-1 can also infect a persons eyes, skin, fingers and genitals. However, most genital herpes are caused by herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 can cause serious illness for people who have health problems and who have a weakened and compromised immune system.




There are a variety of treatments available for the treatment of cold sores, and most have proven affective, however, every treatment will react different depending on the person, so if you are not finding the results that you need from a particular treatment, simply try a different treatment and you should see some relief from the pain and discomfort as well as the size of your cold sore subsiding.


Ice – used to numb the pain as well as clear up the cold sore. The lower temperature of the ice inhibits the cold sore from growing and spreading further.


Warm tea bags – apply to the infected area every hour or two. Tea has a substance referred to as tannic acid in it, which has antiviral properties found in it and are a great at home remedy for treating cold sores. This treatment is most effective when used at the onset of your symptoms.

Petroleum jelly and other chap-stick can help soothe and comfort the infected area.


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There are some treatment for cold sores and they are.

  • Peppermint oil – it has been discovered the essential oil of peppermint has been found to sink into the skin and helps heal the virus . Peppermint oil is absorbed through the skin, so that even small amounts can be toxic and should never be ingested.
  • Take daily vitamin supplements – particularly those containinglarge amounts of antioxidants and vitamin B. Vitamin B deficiency has been shown to have a direct connection with a rash and anti-oxidants are essential in maintaining healthy body functions.
  • Exercise -not only does it strengthen your immune system, it is an effective way to remove stress, one of the most common triggers of cold sores.
  • Avoid salty foods, like potato chips, and acidic foods, like lemons and other citrus fruit, as they have been proven to aggravate the sores and cause them to become more painful.
  • Do not store your toothbrush in the bathroom. Moisture in the bathroom extends the life of the herpes virus which causes cold sores on your toothbrush and will cause more sores to form in your mouth – keep your toothbrush dry.
  • Keep the infected area clean – wash the infected area numerous times daily with warm soapy water to help disinfect and heal the area.
  • Wash your hands – people would be amazed at what their hands touch on a daily basis and most people are not aware of the things they come into contact with. It is vitally important that you keep your hands clean if you have a cold sore, because we unconsciously touch or faces and you may touch your cold sore and get some of the fluids on your hands and then pass the fluids to another area of your body, or another person’s body, where a new sore will then develop.
  • Ice – icing the infected area can help relieve some of the pain and irritation associated with cold sores and can also help the virus from spreading more, as the virus stops growing in colder temperatures.
  • Use oil-based products, like vasoline, around the infected area. This helps to prevent secondary infections of bacteria and speed healing

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