What is a cold sore? Herpes labialis, or orolabial herpes or cold sore is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus; an outbreak typically causes small blisters or sores on or around the mouth commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters.
The sores typically heal within 2–3 weeks, but the herpes virus remains dormant in the facial nerves, following orofacial infection, periodically reactivating to create sores in the same area of the mouth or face at the site of the original infection, but if you think that you got to live with that for next 2-3 weeks then you are wrong, here are some simple and some effective tips for you to treat your cold sore.
Cold sores normally spread through direct contact: it is not something that spread with air or something like that so before learning how to treat it you need to try to prevent it so make your distance with the person who has it or had in during last one month, now let’s find out if we can deal with it or not.
First of all when you get it, let it breath, don’t touch it at all, it will be gone within a week if you don’t touch it by itself, but if you keep touching it the it will take weeks to go and you know the reason, you l push the germs and they will push you back, here are some tips that you can try.
Grab an ice cube and rub directly to the sore can and that will sooth down the swelling within three to 5 minutes and it will make you feel cool and relaxed too and it will reduce the pain too.
Protect your lips from germs, once the will spread on your lips then the sore will take month to go so you need to wear a lip balm with a sun protection factor and try to get some antibiotics balm for your lips and that will burn a bit, but it will actually help your sore too and if you have an open cold sore then you need to be really careful with that, don’t apply balm directly from jar to your lips, take some in your hands with washed finger and then close the jar and then apply over your lips or you will spread the virus around.
No matter what you might think, but you should try lysine , I know that acyclovir is good, but before that lysine was best and I still know many who still keep it at their home for its healing properties and soothing powers, so pop in some tables during the time and you will like the results.