13 Helpful Ways to Heal Up a Cold Sore Faster than Usual

The virus for cold sores is carried by almost two thirds of the entire world population. This virus never leaves after entering your body and it starts living in your nerve cells. In case you didn’t know, it is certain strains of the herpes simplex virus that lies dormant in our bodies which gives us cold sores and no you may not have got it from unprotected contact from a partner who doesn’t have it but you may have acquired it as a baby from someone who had it and might have kissed you. The symptoms are never be displayed by most people. But the unfortunate ones surely know the pain and unpleasantness these blisters can cause. This article will provide you some natural products which have been researched and will be simple to apply and effective for such situations.

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1Garlic

The healing time and swelling can be reduced with the help of garlic as it contains strong natural antimicrobial properties. You can apply a pod of garlic or crushed garlic on the cold sores directly. It can prevent the blisters from developing if you apply garlic at the initial developing stage when you start feeling that tingling.

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2Essential oils

The essential oils from tea, lavender and peppermint tree contain many anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-viral properties which have been proven by research. The development of the sores can be stopped if they are applied at the early stage.

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3Coconut oil

Take a single teaspoon of coconut oil along with 1-2 drops of any essential oils such as those mentioned above and mix till it completely dilutes and then use a small ball of cotton to apply it. To avoid irritation, you should apply at the stage where it tingles.

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4Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants as well as an immune booster thus making your immune system much stronger. Eating Foods rich in vitamin –C can be the best way to get the nutrient in your system.

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5Lemon balm

One of the best herbal remedies for herpes is a concentrated ointment or cream known as lemon balm. A small amount of these herbal extracts have anti-bacterial and healing properties present in them. This product decreases the healing process by half if it is applied on a regular basis. Apply for a few times on the affected area directly.

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