A Fast Way To Get Rid Of Cold Sores

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Do you deal with cold sores?  Cold sores are painful, annoying, and stressful.  Not that I know this from experience because I’ve never had one, but I know this from close family members dealing with them.  If you suffer from cold sores, you need a fast way to get rid of them!  You don’t need the stress of dealing with them, especially when stress is a huge contributor to the cold sore in the first place!  Let’s not add insult to injury here!

In the past I’ve normally turned to Lysine as a natural remedy for cold sores.  Don’t get me wrong, lysine is a great remedy.  I’ve purchased the cream to apply externally, and I’ve purchased the powdered form to give internally.  L-Lysine is an essential amino acid and must be obtained through diet or supplements.  This “essential” amino acid is essential for all of our diets, so I often add it to our kefir smoothies.  L-Lysine is a great way to prevent cold sores.  Taking it on a regular basis can keep them away.  Also, if you feel your lip “tingle” (as those that get cold sores tell me), and you know a sore will pop out any day, take L-Lysine internally  and/or place the cream on your tingling lip, and you should be able to prevent the sore from popping out altogether.

A Fast Way To Get Rid Of Cold Sores

But what if a full-blown cold sore shows itself without warning?

Like I said, in the past I’ve always only relied on putting L-Lysine cream on the sore, and it did work very effectively, but I found myself out of this cream when one of my kiddos woke up with several cold sores on her mouth.  She didn’t just have one cold sore, but 15-20 little bitty ones.  She had a couple larger sores with several tiny individual sores on them.  Her mouth was just a mess.

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 After seeing her mouth, I grabbed a bottle of peroxide and several cotton balls and had her pour peroxide on the cotton and hold it on her mouth for several minutes.  She did this every few hours.

In just a few hours, her cold sores were reduced dramatically!

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This method of using peroxide produced by far the fastest way that we have seen cold sores heal.  Continue to apply peroxide each day until sores are gone.

Check out my other post for more Natural Remedies For Cold Sores.

How do you naturally treat cold sores?

Natural Remedies For Cold Sores

Cold sores, (also called fever blisters), are groups of small blisters on the mouth.  They can leak clear fluid and scab over, taking anywhere from several days to 2 weeks to heal.  They are caused from the herpes simplex virus – (HSV).  It is said that nearly everyone in the world carries this virus, but that it stays dormant in some and becomes active in others, causing the sores on the mouth or other areas of the body.

So what triggers a cold sore?  

The main cause is stress.  Stress is mentioned with a lot of ailments, isn’t it?  You can’t completely avoid stress, you can help control it though by eating healthy.  

Healthy eating minimizes the effects of stress on our bodies.  Foods that are acid forming should be limited, like: chocolate, table salt (unrefined sea salt is great!), sugar, soybean, soft drinks, and coffee.  

Diet is another main subject mentioned when addressing ailments, and I feel like I repeat it all the time, but eating poorly or unbalanced is the main source of health problems of any kind – so I guess I’ll keep repeating myself! (I need to hear it too!)  🙂  

Be sure to drink enough water, too!


Natural Remedies for Cold Sores

  • Place hydrogen peroxide on the cold sore for a few minutes
  • Apply Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to the sore for several minutes
  • Mix salt and toothpaste and apply
  • Put aloe vera on it the moment you feel it coming on – you have to apply this all the time or at least 3 times a day – the fresh gel is better than aloe vera cream.
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Warm Tea Bag
  • Olive leaf is a natural antibiotic that has been effective for cold sores.  Extract the juice from the leaf and apply.  Click hereto buy olive leaf.
  • Garlic clove – place the cut side of a garlic clove on the sore.
  • Lysine – One of my girls had very bad cold sores all over her mouth a few weeks ago and she even ran a fever with some kind of strange virus.  I purchased an herbal cold sore treatment called Super Lysine and it worked so very well and cleared it up quickly.

What is your favorite remedy for cold sores?