Get rid of your cold sore with the help of home remedies. You need to get rid of your cold sore fast, but if you don’t want to spend money on expensive medicines, then there are some simple things which will definitely work. These home remedies have been proven effective over time. They may even be able to prevent or cure other illnesses such as the flu.
There are many different types of cold sores, however they all share one common feature: They’re caused by viruses. Viruses cause most viral infections, including the cold sores.
So what exactly causes them?
There are several factors involved in causing these virus-caused cold sores. Here’s a list of some possible reasons why you might develop a cold sore:
1) Your immune system doesn’t recognize the virus properly when it infects your body.
2) Your immune system recognizes the virus correctly, but it isn’t strong enough to fight off the infection.
3) Your immune system fights off the virus, but it doesn’t completely clear out all of the infected cells.
The first two reasons are fairly straightforward; your body doesn’t recognize the virus properly and therefore you don’t get sick from it. The third reason is a little different, it means that your body does recognize the virus and kills off the infected cells, but a few persist and continue to reproduce the virus. These lingering viruses combine to form a cold sore. It isn’t known why some cells are able to survive the body’s immune response, although it is believed to be something to do with aspects of your DNA.
Once the cold sore has developed, you’ll usually know within a day or two. The signs and symptoms of a cold sore include:
2) Tingling or burning sensation
The first three signs and symptoms of a cold sore almost always occur before the blister actually forms. When this is happening to you, it’s an indication that a blister will definitely form somewhere in your mouth within the next day or two. Once the blister forms, you’ll need to do something about it quickly. Otherwise, the virus will continue reproducing and you’ll soon have additional blisters forming elsewhere in your mouth.
As you can see, the virus continues to reproduce itself once it has infected a human host. This means that if you don’t do something about it, you’ll continue getting more and more blisters until your immune system kills off all of the infected cells.
Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of a cold sore really quickly.
So, how exactly do you get rid of a cold sore fast and naturally?
Here’s what you need to do:
1) Keep the blister as dry as you can.
Don’t drink anything (even water) or eat anything while you have a cold sore because any moisture inside the blister provides the virus with the fuel it needs to keep reproducing itself.
2) Open the blister and drain it.
To do this, simply pop the blister using a sterilized pin or needle. After you’ve popped it, thoroughly clean the area with rubbing alcohol. You can also sterilize the pin or needle by wiping it with alcohol after each puncture of the skin.
3) Apply pressure to the area using a cotton swab or a piece of cotton cloth.
After you’ve thoroughly cleaned the area with alcohol, keep the cotton swab or cloth firmly against the opening of the blister for about half an hour. This allows the virus to drain from your body.
4) Take some Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to relieve the pain you might experience after draining the blister.
5) Take an over-the-counter anti-viral medication (such as Zovirax).
These drugs not only help to kill the virus itself, but they also help to suppress some of the symptoms involved with a cold sore.
6) Take a supplement (such as L-Lysine) which can help your body to produce more of the amino-acid that the virus requires in order to reproduce itself.
You can usually find these kinds of supplements at any drug store or supermarket.
7) Apply aloe vera gel to the cold sore regularly.
This can help to soothe the pain and it will also speed up the healing process.
Cold sores usually go away on their own with no treatment at all, but it can take as long as twelve days before they disappear completely. Using some of the methods listed above, you should be able to get rid of a cold sore within three days.
Cold sores can be a real pain in the you-know-what, but you now have all the knowledge you need to deal with them effectively and get back to living your life.
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