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Home Remedies for Cold Sores: What Really Helps

Home Remedies for Cold Sores: What Really Helps

Annoying bubbles

Very annoying – and often painful: cold sores

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Not only do cold sores look unsightly, they can also be very annoying and painful. In addition, annoying bubbles usually appear when things don't seem right: before an important meeting or a long-awaited appointment. But there are some natural home remedies that promise relief.

Lemon balm has a soothing and antiviral effect. In the form of creams or oils (Like this via Amazon *) Lemon balm can be a good alternative to antiviral medications. It is no coincidence that highly concentrated lemon balm extract has always been used to relieve cold sore symptoms. It can help relieve redness and swelling of cold sores.

As soon as you feel the first tingling and tension on your lip, you should cool the area in question. The cold can prevent the virus from multiplying. However, if herpes has already broken out, this method is no longer effective.

Important: Never put ice cream directly on your lip, wrap it in a kitchen towel!

If the blisters have already burst and are starting to bleed, zinc ointment can help. Zinc helps dry pimples and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Curcumin found in turmeric can inhibit the multiplication of herpes viruses. To do this, simply cut the turmeric root into thin slices and place them on the affected area.

Garlic is also a proven home remedy for cold sores because it has antiviral and antiseptic effects. Simply cut a clove of garlic and place it on the affected area for 15 minutes several times a day.

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