Get our Home Remedies Android App. #1 in Google Play, 1 Million+ Downloads and its FREE!



Home Remedies

Acne
Allergies
Anemia
Angina
Arthritis
Asthma
Athlete’s Foot
Backache/Back pain
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Baldness
Bedwetting (Enuresis)
Bites (Insect)
Black Eye
Blisters
Body Odor/Sweating
Boils
Bruises
Burns
Canker Sores
Chapped/Cracked Lips
Chicken Pox
Cold Sores
Common Cold
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Corns and Calluses
Cough
Dandruff
Depression
Diabetes
Diaper Rash
Diarrhea
Dry Skin
Earache
Earwax
Eczema
Fatigue
Fever
Flatulence
Flu
Gingivitis
Hair Loss
Hangover
Hay Fever
Headache
Heartburn
Hemorrhoids (Piles)
Hiccups
High Blood Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Hives
Hoarseness
Hypoglycemia
Indigestion
Insomnia
IBS
Jet Lag
Laryngitis
Low Blood Sugar
Menstrual Cramps
Migraine
Morning Sickness
Motion Sickness
Mouth ulcer
Nausea
Nosebleed
Piles (Hemorrhoids)
PMS
Psoriasis
Sinusitis
Snoring
Sore Throat
Stings (Insect)
Stress
Sunburn
Tinnitus
Toothache
Urticaria
Varicose Veins
Vomiting
Yeast Infections



Cold Sores

Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus and are contagious. Generally signs and symptoms of cold sores are seen after twenty days of exposure to the virus. Cold sores begin with tingling near the mouth, followed by a cluster of small, painful blisters; there may be fever, sore throat, or swollen lymph glands. These sores burst and crust over, but normally heal within about 10 days. Triggers such as colds and flu, fatigue, stress, menstruation, cold, wind, or strong sunshine can reactivate the virus, causing another cold sore.

Home Remedies
  • Ice pack: As soon as you notice tingling, apply a small ice pack to the area, for about 5-10 minutes every half hour.
  • Tea tree oil: Apply tea tree oil onto a cold sore, which may help the blisters dry out and heal more quickly.
  • Aloe vera: Gently rub aloe vera gel on the sores.
  • Cold pack: Place a cool, wet towel on the sores three times a day for 20 minutes each time to help reduce redness and swelling.
  • Tea bag: Apply a tea bag for few minutes on the blisters, repeat this every hour.
Do's
  • Wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading the virus.
  • Eat lots of fruits and green leafy vegetables.
  • Apply petroleum jelly to the affected area to prevent cracking or bleeding.
  • If stress or fatigue are triggers, get plenty of sleep, and try breathing exercise.
Don’ts
  • Don’t pick or squeeze sores.
  • Avoid close contact and don’t share towels, cups, and glasses.
  • Avoiding prolonged exposure of your lips to sunlight.
  • Avoid tea, and coffee.
See Doctor
  • Have frequent cold sores.
  • Sore is getting worse, or is not getting better after about 10 days despite treatment.

Submit your Home Remedies for Cold Sores


This information is not a substitute for professional medical or health advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. The site disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. For more info, See Disclaimer


© 2014 HomeRemediesForYou.com. All rights reserved.

...