How to Get Rid of Cold Sores?

by : james sameul



While the emphasis on any treatment for cold sores should focus on preventing their outbreak, which can be very effective in the long term, it is almost inevitable that chronic sufferers will still have outbreaks. Usually this coincides with times of heightened stress, which reduces the effectiveness of the immune system, allowing the herpes simplex virus to reactivate, replicating and moving from the nerve cells to the surface of the skin where it forms a blister.

Get Rid of Cold Sores

Although cold sore medicines can provide some relief to sufferers, the combination of proving to be no more effective than some natural remedies, high cost and risk of side effects means that many sufferers turn to alternative treatments to get rid of cold sores. Most sufferers experience a tingling sensation in the infected area that signals that the herpes simplex virus has become reactivated, and although it is too late to prevent the cold sore appearing in most cases, early action can pay off.

Putting on sunblock lip balm and sunscreen on the face before going out in the sun may help prevent cold sores from reappearing in kids who tend to get them. For most kids, the sores go away on their own without any special treatment from a doctor. Some kids may take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if their sores are painful. Actually, it's a good idea to not even touch active cold sores. They normally go away on their own within 7 to 10 days. To make yourself more comfortable when you have a cold sore, you can apply ice or anything cool to the area. Cold sores always seem to occur at the worst possible times.

Heal the cold sore wound fast-

Once the herpes virus has done the damage, the speed of healing depends on a couple things. Your healing speed will depend, first and foremost, on the level of your health.

Also, your body will heal faster if it has the proper healing factors for repairing the damage - vitamins and minerals. Taking a high quality multi-vitamin, along with extra lysine, will greatly speed healing. You will be quite amazed actually.

Here are some of the tips how to get rid of cold sores. One must avoid exposure to the herpes simplex virus - i.e. keep a distance from the cold sore-affected people. Prevention is better than cure; avoid too much exposure to the sun light, because the sunlight is a factor that triggers the cold sore. Use sunscreen creams or lotions on your lips and skin to help reduce the effect of sun. Wearing hat and apron during sunny day will protect the person from cold sore.Stress is also acts as triggering agent to activate the dormant virus.

While the emphasis on any treatment for cold sores should focus on preventing their outbreak, which can be very effective in the long term, it is almost inevitable that chronic sufferers will still have outbreaks. Usually this coincides with times of heightened stress, which reduces the effectiveness of the immune system, allowing the herpes simplex virus to reactivate, replicating and moving from the nerve cells to the surface of the skin where it forms a blister.