In this article we will learn how to treat a cold sore. Cold sores are caused by herpes virus. It is estimated that more than half billions of people suffers from this virus. The virus initially stays dormant in your body then break out once there is a favorable condition.
Usually, cold sores breakouts will come and go. You might experience cold sores for thee weeks and after three weeks the cold sores will go away. Then, you will experience it again in the next 10 months.
At the moment, there is no cure that can treat cold sore completely. However, there are few things that you can do to relieve your cold sore and make sure the cold sore virus stays dormant in your body.
As the first prevention step you should stay away from touching the infected areas at all. This will make the cold sore spread very quickly. Let's take a look how you can relieve cold sores quickly.
There are five phases of cold sore: tingling, blisters, open lesions, scabbing and healing. When you sense tingling sensation then you have entered the first phase. During this phase you can apply ice to the infected areas and eat a lot of foods rich in lysine to lessen the impact from cold sores.
The second phase is blister. During this phase you will experience swelling and painful bumps. At the second phase you can continue eating lysine rich foods to lessen the impact of cold sores.
The third phase is open lesions when the blisters finally burst. During this time it is important for you not to touch the infected areas at all. You can also use aloe vera and lemon balm as the treatment for this phase.
The fourth phase is scabbing. At this phase the open lesions from the third phase will begin to scab. You should use aloe vera or lemon balm to the infected areas.
The last phase is healing. At this phase you might still experience itching and redness but it will disappear completely in one or two weeks.
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