Lip/Cold Sores

Cold Sore

A cold sore is also referred to as a fever blister, where you get or develop small lesions that look like blisters or very small sore inside your mouth or on the face.  These sores or lesions can appear on the cheeks, chin, inside the nose, in your nostrils, lips, sometimes on the gums and rarely on the palate too.  These are caused by the herpes simplex virus.  The cold sore virus is highly contagious and spreads by contact with an infected person.

If you suddenly notice a blister on your lips, you think it will go away by itself, but then other symptoms start to develop like itching and burning sensation on it.  These are all symptoms of a cold sore.

No one like such an ugly looking sore or lesion spoiling our appearance.  Well, there are always simple and easy ways to get rid of it.  Keep reading to find out how home remedies to get rid of cold sores.  Sometimes a cold sore is so bad that you just want to get rid of it at the earliest.  You have to be careful, cautious and maybe even proactive to ensure you take care of the cold sore before it becomes full-blown trouble; however, despite all your efforts if you do end up with a cold sore, here are a few things that could help you to get rid of it overnight.

Here are some simple tricks that can help you get rid of cold sore overnight.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil and a cotton swab.

Dab some tea tree oil on the cotton swab and apply it directly on the sore.

How often you need to do this?

Repeat this a couple of times in the day and also before you go to sleep.  It will cause the sword to dry up and disappear.

 

Why this works?

This essential oil possesses strong antiviral property that will successfully kill the virus and fasten the healing process too.

 

  1. Ice.

Ice cube

what you have to do?

Rub the ice cube on the cold sore to reduce the swelling and itching.  Avoid scratching it any further.

How often you need to do this?

Repeat this a couple of times in the day.

Why this works?

Nothing works wonders like ice for many simple problems and irritations.  Ice will reduce the swelling and caused the cold sores to heal.

 

3 coconut oil.

Coconut oil cotton swab.

What you have to do?

As soon as you feel a cold sore developing apply coconut oil directly on it with a cotton swab.  Leave it on.

How often you need to do this?

Repeat the application every hour.

Why this works?

Coconut oil is a good antimicrobial agent the triglycerides it contains like lauric acid and oleic acid kill the virus and eliminate the cold sore quickly.

 

  1. Apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar cotton swab.

What you have to do?

With the help of the swab apply ACV on the cold sore.

How often you need to do this?

Repeat this thrice the day till you get relief from the cold sore.

Why this works?

ACV is a well known antimicrobial agent it effectively kills the virus causing the infection and gives quick relief from the cold sore.

 

5 peppermint oil

Peppermint oil and cotton ball.

Dab some peppermint oil on the ball of cotton and directly apply it on your cold sore.

How often you need to do this?

You need to apply the peppermint oil thrice a day, slowly the sore will disappear.

Why this works?

Peppermint oil is known to be rich in antiviral properties and substances that will help you get rid of the sores.  It also has methanol as one of its constituents, which makes it a good healing agent and also easy, effective, efficient and safe to use.

 

facts

  1. Cold sores affect about 80% of the population.
  2. Cold sores are highly contagious and can spread through direct contact.
  3. Once the virus of a cold sore enters your body it’s there for life.
  4. Cold sores mostly appear on the lips, but it also can appear on other forms of the body like chin and nose and other areas.
  5. The herpes virus remains latent and the hides within the nerves of the body.

It means that it lives within your body and whenever you get stressed out that’s when it comes out and by being out in cold weather or being in the Sun all day.

  1. The herpes virus makes clones of itself within the nerve cells. The original virus destroys the cell to release the clones.
  2. The reason that you get these blisters is because the virus will destroy the cells around that area creating blisters so when that virus destroys itself that’s when you get these open ugly sores.
  3. Ice is still one of the safest ways to get rid of a cold sore or manage how it feels.
  4. The virus can still spread two days after eruptions have completely healed, so be careful with your family and friends sharing cups even.
  5. The body’s natural defenses can cure the cold sore outbreaks in 2-4 weeks.

Vanilla extract.

Last tip make sure you keep your lips moisturized.