Take Care of Cold Sores Naturally

Anyone who has ever had a cold sore knows they can be as embarrassing as they are uncomfortable. A contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), cold sores are fluid-filled lesions that can last for a week or longer.

Cold sores usually appear near the mouth: on the lips, chin, and cheeks. Sometimes they show up in the nostrils or on the roof of the mouth or the gums.

Signs and symptoms may not show up for 1 to 3 weeks after exposure to the HSV and include:

  • Small, fluid-filled red blisters, usually near the mouth
  • Pain, tingling, or burning around the mouth or nose before a blister appears
  • Itching or sensitivity at the site before a cold sore appears
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Oozing blisters, which then form a yellow crust that eventually sloughs off to reveal pink skin underneath.  Continue reading “Take Care of Cold Sores Naturally”
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Natural Remedies for Cold Sores

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) is the normally inactive virus that causes those unsightly outbreaks around your nose, mouth, lips or chin.  During times when our are immune system is down because we are under stress, or from overexposure to sun, or when we fail to eat a healthy nutrient-dense, well balanced diet,  this virus can become active in our nervous system, causing painful cold sore outbreaks.

Here are some tips for taking care of cold sores:

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