Let’s get this out in the open as soon as possible. Cold Sores are a form of Herpes – the Herpes Simplex Virus. It is a common, contagious, and often sexually transmitted disease that is unfortunately at this time incurable. The symptoms are the blisters which can appear anywhere on the body, but are especially common around the mouth and genital regions.
If you are suffering through an active outbreak of the Herpes Simplex virus, you probably want some way to deal with the pain and embarrassment. The cold sore home remedylist below shows some ways people around the world have remedied the symptoms of this virus.
Top Home Remedies for an Outbreak of Cold Sores:
Tuna/L-Lysine – This supplement can be found at health food stores. It is also present in high quantities in Tuna Fish. Take the 1000mg supplements or start eating a lot of canned tuna as soon as you feel the tingle.
Colloidal Silver applied to the spot where you can feel the cold sore coming in. Also taken orally as a preventative.
Tea Tree Oil placed on a cotton ball and dabbed liberally on the area where you suspect the sores are about to develop. People claim they keep the sore size to a minimum and limit scarring.
Nail Polish Remover dabbed on the sore. People say it burns like crazy but dries the sore up quickly.
Ice – Keep icing down the area where you feel the sores starting. Again, this is supposed to minimize the size of the sores and the strength of the outbreak.
To prevent spreading this virus which may infect between 25-30% of the adult population in the USA, abstinence is best (though rarely practical, eh?) and at least well protected intercourse with condoms is suggested. Condoms cannot completely prevent the spread of this virus though as it can be spread even when you are not having an outbreak from simple skin to skin contact.